“These days, it seems as though everybody is talking about overweight and obesity. Why is it such a big deal? One in three children is considered obese or overweight as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overweight children tend to become overweight adults – 70 to 80% of overweight adolescents become overweight adults. This condition has significant impacts on social, emotional, and physical health of children and adults."From nrgbalance, the Website for:
(PANA) Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity
Two suggested websites that provide interesting information regarding this topic include the following:
- www.cdc.gov/nutrition – go to the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
- www.nrgBalance.org - Energy balance for a healthy child.Both sites provide information on healthy weight, nutrition, physical activity, screen time alternatives, balanced meals, low/no calorie beverages and much more.