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A new study projects that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030. That’s an additional 32 million Americans beyond the current 78 million! How do we reverse this trend before it’s too late?

Most obese adults start out as overweight children. In fact, most of the eating habits we have as adults are established during childhood. This means that to reverse the adult obesity trend, we need to start with the current childhood obesity trend. Many of the people who will be adults in 2030 (18 years from now) are children today.

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I can still remember my mom saying: “It’s not what you do 10% of the time that hurts your health, it’s what you do 90% of the time.” As children, and even as young adults, we continue to draw on the lessons we learn from our parents and we teach those same lessons to our children. As parents, we often get so busy that we forget how much influence we have on our children and how much they mimic our actions. Why not start early and teach them to build a healthy relationship with food and learn to make healthy … Read the rest

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