The Friday Five – Combating Childhood Obesity
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In today’s world 2 out of 3 children do not get any physical activity on a daily basis. In the United States, about 1 of every 5 children has obesity. This week’s Friday Five includes ways to combat childhood obesity.
Learn about ways to promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity.
Check out the alarming statistics facing childhood obesity plus ways to prevent it by supporting healthy lifestyles by reading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (@CDCgov) facts. Awareness and education starts at home but also extends to our communities.
What Nutritionists Pack in Their Kids’ Lunch Boxes
Looking for healthy ideas to include in your kids’ lunchboxes, but afraid they won’t eat what you pack? Try these ideas from nutritionists in Real Simple (@RealSimple) who say kids will love these whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables.
Complications Of Childhood Obesity
GSEP Emergency Medicine (@GSEP_EM) encourages families to remember there are so many reasons to teach your child to be healthy. Eat right and be active. Their infographic explains the many diseases that childhood obesity can cause.
There are so many reasons to teach your child to be healthy. Eat right and be active. #ChildhoodObesitymonth pic.twitter.com/qUaRvQONot
— GSEP (@GSEP_EM) September 7, 2016
Obesity Is Linked to at Least 13 Types of Cancer
A review of more than a thousand studies has found solid evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for at least 13 types of cancer. The study was conducted by a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization. Read the story on the NY Times Blog @nytimes
Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future
Prevent Cancer Foundation (@preventcancer) and Dr. Ann Kulze (@DrAnnWellness), physician, nutrition expert, and a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, share great tips for keeping your family healthy.