The long dog days of summer are trudging along. The days may be getting shorter now, but they’re feeling like they are so much longer. The kids are getting bored and with boredom (in our house anyway) comes a never ending desire to snack. Our very own Groundhog’s Day but set in the children’s book “If you give a Mouse a Cookie”. A simple way to encourage healthy eating is by leaving a fruit and/or nut bowl out on your counter. It is easier to reach for the healthy snack when it is right in front of you!
Today’s fun fact is not fun, it is a very serious issue. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.1
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