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Why Are Our Children Still Obese?

WHY ARE OUR CHILDREN STILL OBESE? "The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake," - Michelle Obama, 2010. Two years later, we don't seem any closer to a solution. More than 23 million children are still obese or overweight. Let's take a closer look. what's the |411? O7.5 hours U.S. Children's average screen time per day. Childhood obesity isn't just a short term problem. If we don't fix things now, it will have BOTH immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being of our children. 1/3 $14 Of American children are overweight/obese. billion Annual direct health care costs from childhood obesity. which is equal to the budget of... 12.5 million Obesity among 6 to 11-year-old children in the U.S. rose from PARIBTHETRE 1789 7% in 1980 to 2012 1982 The Department of the Treasury nearly 20% in 2008. #obesity is trending U.S. government program Healthy People 2010 called for a reduction in childhood obesity, but little progress has been made toward that goal. 60 Percent of Obese/Overweight Children 50 40 6-11 years 30 2-5 years 20 12-19 years 10 1966 1976- 1980 1988- 1994 2000 2004 2008 Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled! how will it affect them? type 2 diabetes Obese children have an 80% chance of being obese adults. poor self high blood esteem pressure heart disease asthma 64 joint problems calories need to be cut per day in order to curb obesity by 2020. what can we Have fun. Show children how We know something needs to do? happen, but what can WE do? being healthy and active is key to having a fun and fulfilling life. Be a role model. Be the parent. If you have children, you need to lead by example. Add daily physical activity and cook healthier foods. Set limits. Watching TV or playing games isn't all bad but make sure to set limits and encourage other activities. LIMITS Be active. Help get your kids get moving by making up fun games, riding bikes, or going to the park. Limit processed foods. Have fruits and veggies readily available. Enjoy your favorite treats in moderation. Meal pla follow weekly shopping lists, and create healthy meals. You'll save big, too! Reward good behavior. Find non-food ways to reward children for being active and eating healthy. Find recipes online, Childhood obesity IS preventable. We can do better! SANYTIME FITNESS. sources http://www.cdc.gow/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_07_08/obesity_child_07_08.pdf http://www.cdc.gow/obesity/downloads/PedNSSFactSheet.pdf http://www.cdc.gow/obesity/data/childhood html http://www.washingtonpost. http://www.treasury.gowacomronaperferanca budget-in-b ede g/post/one obesity 13.aspx -becomes-a-military-matter/2012/09/24/2d832e9a-0683-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_blog.html indey-13 OK

Why Are Our Children Still Obese?

shared by amandaingle on Oct 01
Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years. It's time we act!


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