Obesity/Weight Management For Healthy Children

With 1 in 4 children struggle to manage a healthy weight.  Obesity has been shown to have a substantial negative effect on longevity, reducing life expectancy by up to 20 years. So serious are the potential repercussions for children that a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2005 determined that this generation of children may be the first that do not outlive their parents.

Risk Factors & Reasons for Childhood Obesity include:

  • ✅ High energy food intake and lack of physical activity
  • ✅ Dysbiosis (imbalance of gut bacteria) in infanthood (may be a result of diet or antibiotic use)
  • ✅ Chronic ear infections (may increase preferences for sweeter and saltier ‘junk’ foods)
  • ✅ Childhood stress
  • ✅ Overweight parents doubles the risk for overweight children
  • ✅ Maternal smoking during pregnancy
  • ✅ Gestational Diabetes
  • ✅ Nutritional deficiency in pregnancy, especially folic acid and vitamin B12
  • ✅ Low birth weight
  • ✅ Not breast feeding. Various theories why, but bottle feeding tends to introduce solids earlier.
  • ✅ Poor sleep
  • ✅ High TV and technology use.
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