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Failure to implement healthy eating guidelines contributes to childhood obesity

Posted Mar 19 2009 4:16am


healthy eating guidelines for obese children A new research study out shows that 17 percent of US children between ages 2 and 19 classified as obese, new research shows that parents may not be recognizing their own children’s risk factors. A new study shows that parents are likely to misperceive their child’s weight – especially those parents who are overweight themselves.


This is very disappointing, but I am not surprised by this. 


The reason is that a childs nutrition does start with the parents.  Parents are the most influential source in their children’s life.

If you don’t follow healthy eating guidelines then your children will definitely not follow healthy eating guidelines. 


You need to set an example.  As bad as the healthy system is now with diseases related to obesity I can’t imagine what it will be like if our kids continue to become obese.  We will have the average lifespan of an adult drop to 60 if we don’t put a stop to this. 


We are the ones that need to take responsibility for ourselves and for the future of ours or other children.  Please do your part.


If you want to read more on this research study here is the link.


Obese Children Research


Also, make sure you leave a comment about your thoughts on this growing epidemic with our children.


I know you can do it!


Yours in health,


Jayson Hunter RD, CSCS
America’s Trusted Weight Loss Expert 

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