Solving Weight Issues
How To Solve Weight Issues in Children
In 2006, 3.3% of children and teens were underweight. Though this number was on the downward trend, another troubling statistic was on the rise and continues to grow. One in three American children and teens are currently overweight or obese. This means that greater than 36% of American children today are struggling to maintain a healthy weight.
Perhaps one of these children is yours. Then you are in the right place.
The Greatest Cause of Weight Issues
By far, the greatest contributors to children’s weight issues are poor nutrition and poor eating habits. Many kids in America today are overfed and undernourished (along with a significant part of the adult population).
So, the main way to address this trend–especially if it’s happening with one of your own children–is to address their diet. This may seem simple enough; however, in order for diet changes to be successful with children, they must first happen with the parents.
And diet happens to be one of the hardest things to change. Period.
Just because it’s hard though does not mean that it’s impossible or not worth the effort. Check out some of our content on this important health issue, and then see what we recommend as a very simple starting place.
Some of our best content on solving weight issues can be found here:
- Childhood Obesity: Importance of Asking the Right Questions
- Tips For Reducing Screen Time To Help Overweight Kids
- Tips To Reversing the Sugar Addiction
- The Impact of Nutrition Tracking for Kids & Families
- What Makes A Healthy Breakfast For Kids?
- Do’s and Don’ts of Dieting with Kids
Parents and families really need simple, practical guidance to demystify what it means to eat healthy balanced meals. It can be confusing to know what to change, when, and how.
This is one of the main reasons I put together my free ebook, “The 6 Great Lies of the American Diet.” It helps to uncover what most parents in America have believed to be true about what they eat, but are in fact, hurting the health of their kids. This will give you a great starting place to knowing which key areas to address first.