As parents we have to stop the fast food mentality! We did not need to supersize or to eat out daily!
We have to teach our children how to eat to be healthy. We are seeing kids with "adult onset" diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Most of the time this is caused by poor diet.
We need to serve healthy meals that are high in vegetables and whole grains. We need to insist that our farmers grow healthy foods, not modified to increase production at the expense of nutrition.
We need to not buy and keep junk food in our homes but have healthy snacks on hand.
We need to teach our kids to eat when hungry, not when sad or mad or to celebrate.
We currently have a generation in their 40s and 50s who are not expected to live as long as their parents, mainly because of nutrition related diseases. I wonder how early our current crop of kids will die?
I see it in the hospital all the time, 90 yr old gramma on a vitamin and a thyroid me, . 65 yr old son on meds for HTN and diabetes, 40 year old "child"with end stage renal disease and heart disease and diabetes, and 20 year olds dying from liver failure and renal failure. All in 1 family.
And the 5 to 10 year olds are overweight.
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