America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010
Posted Jul 15 2010 8:13am
Let's Help Our Kids Grow Up Healthy
Poor eating habits and unhealthy food choices are major contributors to the high rate of obesity among children. In 2004, children’s diets were out of balance, with too much added sugar and solid fat and not enough nutrient-dense foods, especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.And, only children ages 2–5 met the recommended servings for fruit and milk.
Parents should take a long hard look at what you feed your family, and how they are fed in school. There are many easy ways that you can assure that your child is growing at a healthy rate both up and out.