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Obesity is preventable. YES!!

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Helping Your Overweight or Obese Friend
If your friend has a problem with weight,
then you can be a good friend by:

bulletCommenting on the things that she or he is good at.

bulletTelling the teacher if your friend is being teased or called unkind names - this is harassment and a type of bullying that no one should have to suffer.

bulletNot nagging him / her about it.

bulletEating good stuff yourself and encouraging them to do the same

bulletPlaying with him / her in an active way.

bulletDoing something active together after school, like walking the dog or bike riding, rather than watching TV or playing video games 

bulletGetting her to join in sports lessons by encouragement.

bulletHelping him / her to practice sports skills.

Play sports

Local councils and schools can help!

Here are some good things that some communities and schools are doing:

Some councils are banning new takeaways from opening within 400 yards of any school, youth club or park, in an attempt to tackle the growing toll of obesity, strokes and heart disease.

Some schools check children’s lunch boxes to award marks for healthy eating. Healthy lunches and snacks like vegetables, carbohydrates and fruits and snacks score high points. Bad meals like fried chicken, chips, fries, cheesy and sugar/fizzy drinks score nothing.

Some schools ensure that each child is involved with a weekly sports activity.

Can you think of some cool ways that your community and school can help fight obesity?

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