Did you know?
Childhood Obesity is a serious epidemic in North America. Nearly a third of our children are overweight or obese,…and the numbers continue to rise.
At younger and younger ages, Doctors are treating children with significant medical complications related to being obese, such as, Type-2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and elevated Cholesterol.
We’re at risk of raising supersized kids who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them.
This documentary, “Our Supersized Kids,” follows four families with grade school aged children who are overweight or obese. These families are working on changing the future of these children by getting weight issues under control with helpful tips from Pediatricians. If you are worried about your children, have a look at this KSPS Public TV special…
It appears that healthier choices depend on changes for the whole family. Making better and better choices.
“Small Changes Make a Big Difference.”
Food Journaling can bring greater awareness at what is actually being consumed. The actual numbers are often surprising. Cutting portions and balancing nutrients can cut cravings and help with the journey.
Proper Serving Sizes
Seeing examples of proper serving sizes and how much sugar and fat many junk foods contain, gives a lasting visual.
What is being removed from processed foods is also a problem. Nutrient stripped, empty calorie foods leave us feeling undernourished and hungry.
Lack of Activity
More screen time and less exercise is contributing to the obesity problem. Add in all the ads children see promoting junk food and it becomes even more challenging.
Not Knowing How to Handle Emotions
Bullying and emotional pain can also contribute to overeating and indulgence issues for children.
But, there is hope! Modeling healthy eating and exercising habits promote change for the whole family. Seeing the positive results from lifestyle changes is encouraging.
What do you think about this growing issue?