Today’s children, for the most part, do not eat well — they are overfed and undernourished. 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. It doesn’t sound like an optimal menu for growing children and it’s not conducive to good health.
This creates a domino effect that results in 97% of children suffering from some form of malnutrition. One out of every three children ages 2 to 19 is obese or overweight. That’s triple the rate of just a generation ago! Believe it or not many in this age group suffer from high blood pressure. Plus, diabetes in this group has increased by 21% in the last 10 years because of poor nutrition and 75% of these children do not get 60 minutes of exercise each day. The result? Childhood obesity health costs are $14 billion a year.
The article below will further explain some guidelines and strategies for ensuring 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.