This month there was a focus on OBESITY in children, infants, preschooler’s, school aged children, and youth.
One in Three Children including adolescents (ages 12-19) are overweight or obese and nearly NONE meet healthy diet and physical activity recommendations. FRENCH Fries are the most common vegetable that children and youth eat, making up 25% of their vegetable intake. Obese children as young as age three show indicators for developing heart disease later in life. Children who are overweight from ages of 7 to 13 may develop heart disease as early as age 25. Let’s begin to teach children to PREFER healthy foods and set positive patterns of healthy choices.