In the interest of reversing the alarming statistics linked to childhood obesity, science is looking at parents' roles for clues from before birth to family mealtime (and I would add prayer at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV or computer, along with conversation centering on what you each believe the Lord is showing you and doing in your lives will go a long way in building more healthful relationships with each other and food):
What a woman eats while pregnant has been found to factor into her child's health years down the road, so measures to prevent childhood obesity should include targeting and improving the mother's nutrition before she gives birth. …
Publish Date: 05/04/2011 11:18
Regular family meals improve children's nutrition, reduce the risk of childhood obesity, and encourage healthy eating habits, a study suggests.
Publish Date: 05/02/2011 15:02
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, and overweight young people are more likely to face risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious health problems.
Childhood Obesity Crisis: Can We Grow McNuggets In Our Garden …Childhood obesity is a huge problem, but is it a family issue? A school issue? There's no consensus even on that. Why do we even need policies like the Healthy Schools act? It's an uphill battle. And yet gardens are wonderful, …Publish Date: 05/03/2011 14:37