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Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full

Pay attention to feeling of fullness

(HealthDay News) -- Kids' activities -- from sports to parties --- often are centered around snack times. But is there anything you can do to prevent overeating?

The American Council on Exercise suggests:

  • Teaching children to pay attention to their hunger and fullness cues. If your child isn't hungry when a snack is offered, teach the child to politely decline.
  • The child should stop eating the snack when the feeling of fullness sets in.
  • Occasionally, a less-than-healthy snack is OK, as long as you're offering healthy meals at home.

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