Childhood Obesity Programs
Many adults are overweight due to habits learned from their childhood. This issue usually takes adults well into their 40’s to realize the long-term negative effect and many just give up. Many of today’s health issues like Diabetes are a direct result from this. WE NEED TO STOP THIS! It’s gotten even tougher on today’s youth. If you’re in your 40’s now, video games and TV weren’t huge factors in your daily routine as a child, but it’s now dominating the free time for today’s youth. The time that was once spent playing kickball, basketball and running around the neighborhood has turned into endless hours on the iPad and Wii, or even worse on a sofa parked in front of the TV.
When you factor in this lack of exercise with the poor nutritional choices families are making today you can see why Childhood Obesity is an EPIDEMIC!
Watch the video below, read the stats below and then call or fill out the form on the right side of this page to schedule a FREE consultation and find out how Unique U can get your kids and the rest of your family on a path to a healthier, happy lifestyle.
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2
- The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1, 2
- In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1
- Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3 Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.4
- Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6
The bullet points above are from the Center For Disease Control. Click Here for more information on Childhood Obesity.