This Article is About
childhood obesity epidemic
empty calories
childhood obesity
emotional trauma
food labels
budget cuts
unhealthy food
special occasions
food intake
young ones
younger generation
healthy food
daily basis
Attention! How To Succeed In The Growing Childhood Obesity Epidemic!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Attention! How to Succeed In the Growing Childhood Obesity Epidemic!

Did you know your children could die...way before they should? It's a terrible fact, but it is true. And it's not your fault!

The Center for Disease Control stated that this younger generation is facing a shorter life expectancy than ever before. The reason - obesity and weight issues. Let's not forget one of the biggest problems...the mental & emotional trauma that can really take a toll on a child's self-worth and self-esteem! In the past 15 years, the rate of childhood obesity has doubled, and in teenagers it has tripled. We are facing a crisis. We are finding it harder and harder to know what to feed our children because food labels are so difficult to understand.

What about exercise? What our young ones really need is good Physical Education.That is rare today because of budget cuts all over the country. We have to make sure we give our children what they need in the way that is beneficial for them. Because of the competitiveness of youth sports almos all the health benefits have been taken away.

We need to make a change and we need to make it now! The misinformation on the market is so confusin that indecision toward food has become completely normal.

One of the best ways to teach our children is to set the best example we can as parents. With all the stress we have today, that's not easy. We need some simple guidelines that we can put into our lives on a daily basis.

  1. Make junk food rare. We all know how good grandma's chocolate upside down cake is, but not for every day. Because of mass production and easy availability, empty calories have become part of our children's lives.

  2. Make sure your children eat unhealthy treats only on special occasions. This lets your child know that unhealthy food is not for all the time or at every meal, but sparingly.

  3. Pack them a lunch. What better way to control food intake! Ask them what healthy food they may like, to keep them from throwing it away once they get to school!

  4. Find a sport or activity your child likes. If we take the time to find the physical activity that interest our children, there is a greater chance they may stick with it. If nothing else, just play with them to get them into some form of movement on a regular basis. This will definitely help the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic that we face today.

More than 9 million young ones throughout the United States are now overweight or obese. They are currently faced with a lifetime of illness and emotional problems if a solution is not found. What we need is expert guidance from someone who understands the problem and knows what to do to help fix it. life changing good guidance is truly helpful in the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
The Childhood Obesity Epidemic
The obesity epidemic is rampant in America. We all know that. But, what are we really doing to change it. I mean, really change it? I'm not seeing any positive changes. I'm not seeing any medical organizations making a big push to curb this catastrophe. I'm not seeing the school…
By: Dr Becky Spacke in  Health and Fitness  >  Diabetes   Apr 26, 2012  
27
  Likes: 6

Attention! How to Fight the Growing Childhood Obesity Epidemic!
Your children could be dying way before they should. It is a true fact - a terrible one, but a true one. The childhood obesity epidemic is real! And it may not be your fault. The Center for Disease Control has stated that our younger generation is now facing a…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Aug 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Are School Breakfasts Contributing to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?
There is a debate over whether school breakfasts, served in the classroom of a number of schools is contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic or not. A number of school districts have cited a number of different positives since beginning the program, including better attendance rates, healthier foods being eaten…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   May 07, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Georgia Childhood Obesity Prevention Ad Campaign Stirs Controversy: Are the Ads Equal to Bullying?
The childhood obesity epidemic keeps worsening across the United States. Mississippi has the dubious honor of being the state with the highest child obesity rate but Georgia is not far behind it. An estimated forty percent of the children in the state are either overweight or obese according to the…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Jan 05, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

What Could Be Better Than A Bike? - Why A Zike!
Just how many different ways are there for kids to get around on two wheels? Well, as of very recently, there is one more. Not only is it a really cool concept, it has a great catchy name as well.Have you discovered the Zike yet? No - well then you…
By: Jay Essvee in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Toys   Oct 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

Wal Mart Wades Into the Nutritional Labeling Waters: Great for You Label May Extend to Other Product Lines Soon
Whole Foods, the high end, whole foods grocery store started its labeling campaign "Health Starts Here" two years ago. In addition to offering free information about food choices and recipes to cook for families, the store held in house events that were meant to introduce new foods and concepts to…
By: amie nogrady in  Business  >  Marketing   Feb 11, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Parents: How to Prevent Childhood Obesity for Good!
Dear Parents the Childhood obesity epidemic is on the rise. That's why it's a great idea to start your children on a very sensible nutritional program that balances fitness, family, fun and work. Why wait and see if your child will acquire diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease...and try…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Aug 18, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Can Your Workout Be Cooler Thanks to the Kohler Effect?
New research performed by the MSU Department of Kiniesology and funded by a grant from Health Games Research has shown that working out with a virtual partner may provide better motivation for exercise than even working with another real person. Deborah Feltz is the chairperson of that department and her…
By: Cara M in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   May 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Foods Men Should Avoid Yes, That Means You!
Hey! You with the beer and the cheesy snacks! Put that stuff down and listen to me. Your heart is quite displeased with you as is your stomach. In fact, most of your body is ready to stage a painful coup if you don't start taking better care of it.…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Dec 18, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

How to Keep Your Dog Healthy
It seems that nowadays dogs are not as healthy as they used to be. The same can also be said about humans and I think the root cause is also the same. Overall dog health has declined because of the way we treat our pups. We do not care for…
By: Robin10 in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 11, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

No Diet Solution to Weight Loss
Haven't you ever wanted to just lose a few pounds without having to give up your favorite foods or work out like you live at the gym? I always wondered and finally figured it out. It's a simple what you take in vs. what you put out equation. I know…
By: Kayla in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Oct 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Are You Desperate to Lose Weight - The Shocking Truth About Losing Weight
Do you know anyone who is desperate to lose weight? This is one area which if unchecked, will cause a disaster. Why do i say this. This is simply because of the lifestyle we have adopted. In fact, do not blame yourself because you are not alone or even the…
By: Charles4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Apr 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Alcohol And Weight Loss: Can Alcohol Fit Into Your Weight Loss Program
I have a number of people asking if it's all right to drink alcohol while trying to lose weight? How can they fit alcohol into their diet and are some forms of alcohol better than others when dieting? The answers to these questions are not quite so simple. I understand…
By: Sam G Morton  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Understanding the Relationship Between Triglycerides And Alcohol
It is well documented that persons who are prone to high levels of triglycerides should take every precaution to keep this health threat under control. Diet in addition to daily habits must be carefully monitored and activities known to exacerbate the condition should be avoided. Triglycerides levels increase beyond the…
By: Des Forbes in  Health and Fitness  >  Hypertension   Mar 30, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Eating Well on A Tight Budget
Feeding a family is becoming more difficult as the cost of food continues to rise, out pacing many incomes. The weekly trip to the grocery store is stressful for many as they try to choose inexpensive items that will fit into an already tight budget and still offer healthy and…
By: Nancy Aymond in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 09, 2012  
12
  Likes: 10

Article Views: 1696    Report this Article