Obesity in children is a real problem. The increased rates of Type II Diabetes is an issue for young people. And as a nation, we need to pay attention to these facts to reverse the cycle of unhealthy eating and excess weight gain. This is happening in every community. It is not someone else’s mess.
“Even children who aren’t obese may be establishing patterns and habits that push them toward obesity — and all of its challenges — in the future.”
We need to work on our menus at home and at school. Teaching children to crave healthy foods and learn to eat well is our job as parents. If you start early or late, you can made changes if you stand behind them.
Children are resilient. They learn to adapt and change on a daily basis. Adults have a harder time. My advice, read this article and decide what you can do to make some adjustments to your family’s lifestyle. Then put a plan in action. Just do it!
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