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Routines foster healthy families

Jul. 2, 2013
 
The Schulze family gets ready to eat dinner at their home. 5 year old Owen, 3 year old Addison, Teri Schulze and Casey Schulze have spaghetti with broccoli and a salad for the family dinner. Oshkosh Northwestern photo by Joe Sienkiewicz
The Schulze family gets ready to eat dinner at their home. 5 year old Owen, 3 year old Addison, Teri Schulze and Casey Schulze have spaghetti with broccoli and a salad for the family dinner. Oshkosh Northwestern photo by Joe Sienkiewicz / Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo
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A national study by Ohio State University in February 2010 found that 4-year-olds living in homes with three certain routines had an almost 40 percent lower prevalence of obesity than did children in homes that practiced none of these routines. The routines were:

→Eating dinner together as a family

→Getting adequate sleep

→Limiting weekday television viewing time

Source: www.therealhappyhour.org

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