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Can my child eat sweets while trying to lose weight?

Even if you are trying to get your child to lose weight, let him or her eat some sweets. It’s important to show how to use moderation when consuming sweets and junky snacks because kids will inevitably encounter them. If you completely eliminate sweets from your pantry, how will your child get to practice self control?

This content originally appeared on Blackman Family Physician's blog.

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