First of all, we must realize that seemingly simple changes of lifestyle can stop or slow down the negative trend of rising childhood obesity.
Healthy lifestyle and eating patterns are developing from early childhood, but only the whole family can change stance and lifestyles and that can prevent develop of bad eating patterns and physical activity regime.
Sometimes it is very difficult for parents to have a proper orientation in a flood of information about child´s nutrition and at the same time not to be under pressure of the mass media and advertising. Only very well informed parents can properly set physical activity and nutrition rules in the family and be a good model for their child. It´s not a rarity that even well educated mothers are under the influence of advertising recommendations, which “guarantee” the best choice. The paradox is, products intended for children like various sweets, chocolate substitutes, smoked meats and other food are often nutritionally at a significantly lower level than the same products for adults consumer. Stop being blind consumers and become a model for your children.