The number of children who are obese or overweight is growing at an alarming rate. Extra pounds put kids at risk of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.
WHO defines overweight as a BMI equal to or more than 25, and obesity as a BMI equal to or more than 30.
Your body stores unused energy as body fat. To maintain a healthy weight, you need to use (or ‘burn’) the energy from the foods you eat. If you eat more than you use, your body will store the extra energy as fat.
Childhood obesity can complicate your child's physical, social and emotional well-being.
Excess weight can cause vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and increased stress and tension that can affect bone growth and overall musculoskeletal health. This causes deformity, pain, and potentially, a lifetime of limited mobility and di...
This list of DOs and DON'Ts for parents of overweight children is based on many studies.
If we care about obesity prevention, we need to translate that belief to our children. It starts by recapturing the family dinner and wholesome cooking. Prioritize purchasing locally grown foods and the value of what “live food” can do for the bod...