Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Why are our children still obese?

I saw this infograph awhile ago through blog land (or maybe even Facebook) and thought it included lots of great information. We, as parents, need to take full responsibility for our children's health. They don't do the grocery shopping, we do. If they are video game fans, they will sit there for hours on end playing their favorite games. Limits need to be set by the adults. Also, don't forget that you are your child's biggest role model and influence of their behavior. Teach them healthy habits at a young age so they are more likely to live a healthy adult life.

Why Are Our Children Still Obese Infographic

2 comments:

  1. This topic hits very close to home for me. While I don't have any kids, my sister has two, and I'm afraid for her little girl who is definitely overweight and definitely overeats. My sister is overweight too, and I'm afraid she's either learning habits from her or may have a full blown sugar addiction. My sister let her have soda when she was just TWO! I've talked with my mom and sister-in-law about it, and I'm not the only one who's concerned. We've mentioned it briefly to my sister too, but how do you tell someone their child is overweight and needs help? How do you tell your sister you're concerned about the way her child is eating? It's such a sensitive subject, but it really does worry me. I need to figure something out.

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  2. You are so right, such a touchy subject. It's sad though, really. Of course a child is going to want those sugary snacks and to drink pop. but at 2?!? no need for that. or at any age really. I don't deprive my daughter of treats but it's controlled and she also already has knowledge of good healthy choices and knows what's a treat. It's hard though if that parent (not necessarily your sister) indulges in all those bad habits and has no want or desire to be healthier. The unfortunate thing is that the kids suffer, too :(

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