The US Surgeon General now ranks being overweight and obesity as the #1 public health concern. The disease consequences of obesity are greater than those of any infectious disease epidemic.
Dr. William Sears: “We are eating factory processed nutrition which is genetically unknown food to our bodies.”
Experts say: Approximately 70% of disease is directly related to what we eat and drink.
Dr. David Katz: “This generation of kids growing up today will be the first generation to have a shorter life span than their parents.”
Cancer kills more children than any other disease.
Gale encyclopedia of Children & adolescents, 1998.
Children at the age of 3 have fatty deposits in their arteries.
Bogalusa Heart Study
By age 12, 70% of all American children have developed beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
Bogalusa Heart Study.
Less than 7% of children and adolescents consume the recommended 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables per day.
Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 1996.
Dr. David Katz: “Children today will experience more chronic degenerative disease as a result of their poor eating habits than from cigarettes, alcohol and drugs combined.”
What Experts Are Saying About Children's Health
Why should we be concerned about children's health? Check out wht some experts are saying, and then know we can be a positve force in making a healthy change for our kids and ourselves!