Keep your Kids Healthy; Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is an Epidemic

Childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate these days. Children are eating more and more high sugar, high fat processed foods than ever before and it shows. And sadly, studies are showing that this is the first generation that will live shorter lives than prior generations due to the obesity epidemic. Scary! Parents tend to lead busier lives then ever, and time spent in the kitchen is few and far between in many households. Our children don’t even know the names of fresh veggies, or fruits anymore. They are used to eating food from a box or a can with a colorful superhero telling … [Read more...]

Benefits of Exercise for Children

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Those of you who have read my articles in the past already know how much significance I attribute to the benefits of exercise and nutrition on our mental well being. I am often being asked why I think we have so many children, and adults by the way, diagnosed with something we call ADHD, mood or anxiety disorders. Well, one day we may possibly find out that there is something particular in our food or environment that directly causes it. And for some children reducing simple sugars, gluten, or other additives can make a big difference. However, thinking about some friends of mine and how they … [Read more...]

Back to School Food Tips for Teens

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Back to school is very exciting for kids of every age. Buying new school cloths and supplies but what we usually forget to plan for is how we eat! I interviewed several teens for this article to learn more about their habits and what they want to know about eating healthier. So for all you teens that are getting ready to head back to school don’t forget the most important school supply of all food! Fuel your brain and body right with good foods! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t miss it. I was not surprised to hear that most teenagers miss breakfast during the … [Read more...]

Stamp out Childhood Obesity- 5 Steps for Healthy, Fit Kid

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With the convenience of fast-food on every corner and the increased popularity of computers and electronic gaming, it is no secret that childhood obesity has been on the rise for the past 3 decades.  According to recent studies conducted on US Americans, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. Parents have an obligation to educate their children on exercise and diet, and to help … [Read more...]