The prevalence of overweight children has tripled in the last three decades! One out of every three children are overweight or obese and these numbers are rising! Correlating with this Trent is the emergence of serious weight related medical complications among youth such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep disorders and more. These once “Adult Only” conditions are placing tremendous medical, emotional and financial burden on children and their families.
The ” My Fitness” program is designed to intervene in order to prevent and reduce the acquisition of poor health habits and jump start a love of exercise and healthy food choices.
Green Tea: It helps protect heart health and may help prevent alzheimer’s or memory loss.
Sunflower Butter: It is high in protein and loaded with Vitamin E.
Quinoa: Is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat, and is rich in magnesium.
Cinnamon: Fights infections & viruses.
Mangos: Research has shown that antioxidant compounds in mangos can protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
Ginger: Can reduce muscle pain and soreness.
STATS AND FACTS
Over 58 million Americans are overweight; 40 million are obese and 3 million are morbidly obese.
80% of type 2 diabetes is related to obesity.
70% of cardiovascular disease is related to obesity.
42% of breast cancer and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals.
26% of all obese people have high blood pressure.
30% of all gall bladder surgery is related to obesity.
A new study suggests that one in every four overweight children is already showing early signs of type 2 diabetes.