Question by Kakfitz: What are your thoughts about childhood obesity?
A new study just came out for the first time that tracks childhood obesity y state. This was done by The Trust for America’s help.
The study is called F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2007
Some of the major factors include poverty and lack of excercise. (no brainer)
1. What are your thoughts around childhood obesity?
2. What do you think is the key to prevent it?
3. As parents, how can we play a role in that not just for our own kids, but their friends as well?
Answer by Andrea R
that is a really good question! I really think that the key is parents educating their kids on what is good and bad for them out in the world….and taking the time to be role models for them. I think that the healthy kids out there are the ones who see their parents eating right and exercising and doing all of the good things. Parents need to get their kids moving and doing other activities besides playing on the computer or watching tv all day after school. And I also think doing this will give them better childhoods anyway (more fun memories).
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