I know we hear about child obesity a lot these days… it’s just plain wrong and not fair for the children. Here’s a great post explaining it in more detail with some great tips on how to be a role model for your children and how to help them be more healthy.
Currently, approximately one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese (that’s THREE TIMES the amount found thirty years ago) In today’s society, children are being diagnosed with chronic diseases which we use to associate with aging (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, etc). Overweight and obese children not only suffer from these debilitating diseases, but they are also more susceptible to poor body image, self esteem issues, and even depression (If i remember correctly, kids can be quite the brutal bullies during those middle school years).
While there have been some strides in improving the school-wellness atmosphere, studies show that kids who eat lunch at school are more unhealthy and have a lower academic performance than those who do not.
Here are some scary statistics related to childhood obesity:
- The avg. dollar amount allocated for food cost per school lunch nationwide is barely $1 and 25 cents of…
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