23 million children and teens are obese or overweight..

Some would say that childhood obesity is not a problem. But this kind of statistic is scary..given that health problems that previously were something that adults had to deal with are now diagnosed at much earlier ages: diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

This video posted by SaludToday is about Hispanic children..but has dire implications for children all across America. Particularly the impact of negative marketing and increased screen time has on physical activity and caloric intake.

I am a firm believer that obesity is not just a personal issue, but an environmental one. However, after watching this video, what are some actions that you can take to help fight childhood obesity?

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Health, Obesity

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s