Children’s nutrition and health

Today’s children are overfed and undernourished. Children, for the most part, do not eat well. They commonly choose foods that are high in fats, sugars, and salt that have little, real nutritional value. The top choices among kids are hot dogs, chicken nuggets, French fries, pancakes, pizza, cookies and ice cream. I think you will agree this doesn’t sound like an optimal menu for growing children. It’s definitely not conducive to good health.

This creates a domino effect that results in 97% of children suffering from some form of malnutrition. One in three children ages 2 to 19 is obese or overweight. Triple the rate of just a generation ago. Many suffer from high blood pressure. Poor nutrition has increased diabetes in children by 21% in the last 10 years. Add to that the fact that three out of four children are not getting 60 minutes of exercise each day. The result? Childhood obesity health costs are $14 billion a year.

The attached article further explains some guidelines and strategies for assuring that your child is well fed and healthy. Supplementation can replace some of the vitamins and minerals missing in your children’s and grandchildren’s diets. Make sure to choose supplements that are safe and effective. 

www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-nutrition-for-kids

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