Declare WAR on childhood obesity... by Undersizeme .....

Childhood obesity is a war...Your children are the casualties...And you're the one of the frontline troops. Help us fight the WAR AGAINST childhood obesity.

Date:   4/11/2006 9:22:41 PM ( 17 y ago)

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions.

Since the 1970's the prevalance of childhood obesity has more than doubled...

The rate of childhood obesity in the western world has more than TRIPLED for children 6-11 years old. *

The long term effects of this alarming rise in childhood obesity could be catastrophic.

Imagine a doubling of the rate of heart disease and adult onset diabetes and you begin to get an inkling of the sheer volume of patients our already highly stressed health systems will have to cope with.

Subsidised health systems will simply be unable to cope with this load in another 30 or 40 years as these children today become adults in the future.

Not to mention the emotional costs of a whole generation of children suffering from childhood obesity now spending most of their lives sick or unhealthy in one way or another.

I say ENOUGH!

Enough junk food.

Enough TV and computer games.

Enough of idle time eating, eating and eating some more.

Our children need parents and teachers who love them enough to say "Jimmy I'm changing my life."

"I'm going to start exercising and eating healthy."

"And I want you to join me because I love you, I want to share more time with you and I want to see you be all you can be as a happy, healthy child."

Childhood obesity is a war and love is the weapon you need to win it for your kids.

In this blog you'll learn the real secrets drug companies don't want you to know about
Raising a healthy child

Together we can win this war on childhood obesity.


* Figures taken from this childhood obesity study...
Ogden CL, Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Johnson CL.
Prevalance and trends in overweight amongst US children and adolescents
1999-2000. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1728-1732
 

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