Children’s Nutrition and Health
Today’s children are overfed and undernourished. Children, for the most part, do not eat well. They commonly choose foods that are high in fats, sugars, and salt that have little, real nutritional value. The top choices among kids are hot dogs, chicken nuggets, French fries, pancakes, pizza, cookies and ice cream. I think you will agree that this does not sound like an optimal menu for growing children and it’s not hard to understand are not conducive to good health.
This creates a domino effect that results in 97% of children suffering from some form of malnutrition. One in three children ages 2 to 19 is obese or overweight. Triple the rate of just a generation ago. Many suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes in children has increased by 21% in the last 10 years caused by poor nutrition and 3 of 4 children not getting 60 minutes of exercise each day. The result? Childhood obesity health costs are $14 billion a year.
The article below will further explain some guidelines and strategies for assuring that your child is well fed and healthy. Supplementation can replace some of the vitamins and minerals missing in your children’s and grandchildren’s diets. Make sure to choose supplements that are safe and effective. I have!