Childhood obesity

APPOMATTOX, VA (WWBT) - There is a lot of focus on childhood obesity.

It continues to be a serious problem and in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we offer some simple steps to address the problem.

Dr. Christopher Marshall offers these tips to his patients.

Limit "screen time" to less than two hours per day but allow the child to "budget" it around tv, computer and video games to give them a sense of control.

Keep only healthy snacks on hand in the home.

See your doctor if you have a concern based on your observations or if the child is trending out of bounds on his/her growth curve at the pediatrician's office.

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