Do not put a TV in the child’s room
The presence of a television in a child’s bedroom has been associated with increased time spent watching television and increased prevalence of obesity.
Avoid sugary drinks
Sugar drinks are the largest source of added sugar and an important contributor of calories in the diets of children in the United States.High consumption of sugar drinks, which have few, if any, nutrients, has been associated with obesity.
Eat meals together
Eating meals together as a family is associated with positive effects on children across many domains of life, including the development of healthy eating behaviors12 and the maintenance of a healthy weight status. Foods prepared and consumed at home may also be more nutritious than foods prepared away from home.