The faap says the most over weight toddlers & children don't necessarily eat more than their healthy weight counterparts. The difference is in the types of foods children eat. One article I read said that in a study on 3 & 4 year old children the over weight children consumed more fruit juice, sweets, fast food and white starches while also consuming less green veggies & less fruits in general.
However, the majority of health organizations agree that portions are extremely out of control here in America for both adults & toddlers. America is the LEADER in percentage of OBESE people in the world!!!
What do YOU think is the biggest contributor to child hood obesity & over weight children?
Has this effected your family or someone you know? If it did effect your child what do you think is the appropriate step to take to correct the problem?
I think this is an important subject for us, mommies, to talk about!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Mar. 21, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by TessaBianca at 9:28 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Parents need to feed their kids healthy foods. Chips, McDonald's, cookies, soda and candy are not necessary. My son never eats unhealthy foods and is a very happy child. He has a balanced and happy diet which helps with his behavior and how he does in school. He is fit and is never sick. Parents are fully in control of what their kids eat and if they have an obese child should be ashamed of themselves.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
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