Health and Nutrition for Children and Teens

strawberry-pancakes-tasty   I have started a video series for children called the Good Grub Club, where they can learn how to eat properly and get some exercise. They will also learn how to prepare easy delicious snacks as an alternative to the fattening snacks that they are eating. Today, about 12.5 million teens are obese because of overeating, the quality of the food they are eating,  and the sedentary lifestyles brought on because of the use of computers.  As a result, teens are developing high blood pressure, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol, which were once problems afflicting adults only. The incidence of obesity among teens is so severe that Surgeon General Richard Carmona has issued the following statement: “Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less, healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” The goal of this video series is to establish communication with the children and encourage them to learn how to take responsibility for their health and make better choices about their lifestyles.  By doing so, they will be able to lose weight and feel more energetic.  I encourage you to direct your friends and family to the link to the video on You Tube.

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