34 – Issues in childhood obesity

May 30, 2010

(duration 15:13)

The Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight scales are not the best indicators of body fat percentage, which reflects the carb/insulin factor

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/childhood-obesity-pediatric-weight-management-clinic/story?id=10650793

Parents are responsible for the kinds of foods kids eat; they shop for groceries and stock the shelves at home

http://abcnews.go.com/nightline/video/baby-battle-bulge-10672649

It’s important to focus on the macronutrient amounts when ensuring the health of kids; low carb and higher fat is better

Parents need to lead by example and educate kids about healthy eating–and model the eating of good foods

Most of the cause of obesity (whether child or adult) revolves around nutrition, not exercise

It’s very important to check in with kids’ feelings in relation to their eating habits (and have discussions about their cravings)

Eating Processed Meats, but Not Unprocessed Red Meats, May Raise Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2010-releases/processed-meats-unprocessed-heart-disease-diabetes.html

Consuming less processed meat (and processed foods in general) is always a good rule of thumb

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