Saltar al contenido principal

Simple changes can make a big difference

Cada vez más niños estadounidenses aumentan de peso hasta un nivel que no es saludable. Los niños que aumentan demasiado de peso tienen más posibilidades de desarrollar problemas de salud en el futuro y también de convertirse en adultos con sobrepeso. Introducir cambios sencillos puede resultar en un cambio muy positivo para toda la familia. En el caso de los niños con sobrepeso, la meta es simple: disminuir la velocidad con la que aumentan de peso para permitir que su organismo llegue al nivel de peso adecuado a medida que crecen.

A scientific study* showed that families can slow the rate of weight gain in overweight children just by making 2 simple changes:

  1. Reducir 100 calorías de su dieta diaria.
  2. Caminar 2,000 pasos más al día.

Read on for simple and effective ideas on how to help your kids do just that, plus additional tips and resources to help your whole family follow a healthy lifestyle.

*Funded by The SPLENDA® Brand and NIH grant DK42549.

SPLENDA® Savings Coupon

Save $1

on any purchase of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener.

SPLENDA® Lifestyle Management Guide

Did you know?

One simple way to improve your family's eating habits is to learn how to properly read and apply the nutrition facts on a food label. It's easy with our free guide!

Algunas maneras sencillas de reducir 100 calorías

Flip the cards below to discover tasty, lower calorie alternatives to traditional snacks and drinks.

Instead of a pitcher of juice sweetened with a cup of sugar, try…

…a pitcher of juice sweetened with a cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated. (Approximate Calories Saved: 678)

Instead of cereal with 2 teaspoons sugar sprinkled on top, try…

…cereal with one packet of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener sprinkled on top. (Approximate Calories Saved: 28)

Instead of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt (6 oz.), try…

…yogurt made with a no calorie sweetener such as SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener. (Approximate Calories Saved: 90)

Instead of 8 fluid ounces fresh-squeezed lemonade sweetened with sugar, try…

… 8 fluid ounces fresh-squeezed lemonade sweetened with SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. (Approximate Calories Saved: 84)

Fun ways to add 2,000 steps a day

Flip the cards below for some fun ways you can encourage your children to get their 2,000 extra steps—and you can join in too!

Instead of sitting still and watching TV, have your child try…

…moving during every commercial! Do jumping jacks, use a hula hoop, or make up a dance.

Instead of playing computer games after school, have your child try…

…shooting hoops or riding bikes or scooters with other kids in the neighborhood. Or, help out around the house!

Instead of watching a regular video, have your child try…

…doing a jazzercise or hip-hop video or DVD with friends or family.

Instead of asking to be driven everywhere, have your child try...

…walking, biking, rollerblading or skateboarding to where they want to go, whenever possible.

¿Cómo puedo motivar a mi familia a elegir alimentos más saludables durante el día?

Explore below to discover easy tips for…

Healthy Choices Tips For Your Family
Healthy Choices Tips For Your Family

Usar productos endulzantes SPLENDA® en lugar de azúcar es una forma sencilla de reducir el azúcar agregada y calorías adicionales en la dieta de tu familia.

Healthy Choices Tips For Young Children
Healthy Choices Tips For Young Children

Finely chop vegetables and add them to things like spaghetti sauce, pizza, burgers, or macaroni and cheese!

Healthy Choices Tips for Teens
Healthy Choices Tips for Teens

Take teens grocery shopping and allow them to choose healthy snacks to keep at home!

How to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox

Eliminar las calorías innecesarias del almuerzo es muy sencillo. Try introducing some of these foods into your child's lunchtime routine:

  • water, a can of low sodium vegetable juice, or 1% milk
  • pan de trigo integral, bagels, pitas o wraps de tortilla
  • porciones individuales de frutas frescas, puré de manzana sin azúcar o fruta en lata con almíbar de bajas calorías o en su propio jugo
  • low fat yogurt, calcium-fortified orange juice, or reduced fat cheese
  • baked chips, pretzels, breadsticks, popcorn, rice crackers, or other reduced fat crackers
  • low fat turkey breast, bologna, chicken breast, ham, or roast beef
  • graham crackers, fruit, low fat trail mix, granola bars, fig bars
  • hummus, mostaza o salsa de frijoles
  • una barra de desayuno alta en fibra