Raising Fit Kids in a Fast World
Strategies for Overburdened Parents
Raised with the temptations of fast food, television and computer games, kids are more sedentary, overweight and out-of-shape than a generation ago. The typical 12-year old today weighs 11.7 pounds more than his or her counterpart in 1973. In the last decade the obesity rate in white children has increased by 50%; in Hispanic and African-American kids, it has doubled. The result: a generation of children with elevated cholesterol, higher blood pressure and more Type 2 diabetes. This may be the first generation not to live as long as their parents. What are parents to do? This seminar offers practical and easy-to-implement strategies for teaching children healthy exercise and eating habits that will last them a lifetime.