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Heart Health And Your Kids - What All Parents Need To Know

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Our Heart Health week on Good Morning Texoma focused on our kids today.  Dr. Jeannine Hatt sat down with Lisanne with some great advice for parents. Bottom line, it starts in the home.

1) breast feeding your infant decreases their chance of obesity, heart disease and diabetes later 
in life.
  2) parent, grandparent and other adult role models' health habits (diet, activity and tobacco use)
 have the greatest effect on a child's health habits.
  3) healthier choices in fast food restaurants is possible. Keep portions SMALL. 
 4) And direct use or can't act with tobacco puts children at risk for future heart disease 
and children who grow up in a household where adults smoke are more likely to become 
smokers themselves. So again, health habits are learned at home. 
 
For more great information to keep your kids healthy click here: 
http://www.aap.org