The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that, for the first time in decades, the rate of childhood obesity is down slightly. The rate of obesity in low-income preschoolers was lower in 18 states.
This is fantastic news, but one year is not a trend and we shouldn’t take our eyes off the ball quite yet. Childhood obesity is still at epidemic levels in many states. Some states report childhood obesity still affects more than 1 in 6 children, and studies continue to show that suffering from childhood obesity significantly raises the probability of continuing adult obesity.
This is because many of our eating habits are defined during childhood. From emotional eating to poor nutrition education, if kids don’t develop good eating habits then it is much harder to develop them in later life. More difficult, but not impossible!
The best place to start developing healthy eating habits is to first develop a healthy relationship with food. We are starting our next Eat Great, Live Well Personalized Wellness Program next week. It this life-changing program we work with people to help them develop, maybe for the first time in their lives, a healthy relationship with food so they can eat better and feel better without giving up the foods they love.
Check out the program at www.EatGreatLiveWell.com. What have you got to lose – other than bad habits, excess weight, low self-esteem, or yo-yo dieting?
Remember, healthy choices you make each day can transform your family for generations! What choices will you make today?
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