Monday, August 2, 2010
Fat Kids, Fat Problems
There are about 22 million kids, worldwide, who are overweight.
1 out of 3 kids in America are overweight or obese. What's worse is medical problems that were once diagnosed only in adults, are showing up in kids. We're now seeing teenagers with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is now even showing up in kids 5 years and younger. That's just pathetic!
Instead of relying on national programs or schools, parents need to start stepping up to the plate. Parenting matters. Children respond to their environment. Parents can help change eating habits and activity levels in their kids. Start stocking the pantry with healthy snacks. Get rid of the sugary sodas. Limit screen time to 2 hours a day and get your kids moving. Kids deserve to grow up healthy.