Childhood obesity is on the rise. One third of the children in our country are overweight or obese...ONE THIRD!!! We need to reduce calories and increase activity. This is truly a crisis and an epidemic that can no longer be ignored.
To put this crisis into perspective, realize that in the United States the annual consumption of seafood is 11 pounds. To counter this statistic, the average annual consumption of beef is 65 pounds (33 of those pounds being hamburger).
- Enjoy food but eat less
- Avoid oversized portions
- Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables
- Drink skim or 1% milk
- Look at labels; pick food with less sodium and less sugar
- Drink water and skip the sugary drinks
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner