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The best way to prevent becoming overweight, or obese, is by eating healthily and exercising regularly. As obese children also tend to be obese in later life, it is very important for parents to set the right example to their children from an early age. See Change4Life for diet and exercise advice for all the family.
 
You can find more detailed advice about eating a healthy diet in the Health A-Z, including what you should be eating from the main food groups, and how much you should be drinking every day.

The Live Well section contains advice on:

NICE guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a booklet about NHS care and treatment in England and Wales of people who are overweight or obese. It can be found at Treatment for people who are overweight or obese.

NICE has also published a booklet about the prevention of obesity and staying a healthy weight, for people in England and Wales. This aims to help you understand when you might need help and where you can go to get support. It can be found at Preventing obesity and staying a healthy weight.

view information about Obesity on www.nhs.co.uk »

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