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!

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.”