Why are Children Overweight? 95210

Why are American children overweight? Because they eat too much junk food and don’t exercise enough. Duh.

The obesity rate in children is four times what it was a few decades ago. Why?

I teach first grade and almost all my kids ride in a bus or a car to school. When I was a kid more of us rode bikes or walked to school in groups. I hear about all the TV shows they watch and video games they play which is too much. If you’re watching TV you aren’t exercising.

And more people eat more meals at fast food places that are high in fat, sugar, and salt and low in nutrients. And kids and adults eat too much food.

For kids, remember 95210 for each day:

9 hours of sleep

5 servings of fruit and vegetables

2 hours maximum of TV, video games and computer

1 hours of physical activity

0 drinks with added sugar

https://www.95210.org/

http://www.wholechildleon.org/95210/95210-The-Whole-Picture-of-Health

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11 thoughts on “Why are Children Overweight? 95210

  1. There are so many overweight kids it’s just sad. We need less fat and more exercise.

  2. A healthy lifestyle makes so much difference. Organic food, regular exercise, and spirituality make all the difference

  3. This is so true, Lorien. We keep our kids on a healthy diet and only let them have soda as a special treat but very seldom and never a lot. And they play outside and swim as much as they play videogames. Exercise the body and mind and fill them both with good stuff! We loved seeing you and Mindy on vacation hope you come out again next year!

  4. Thanks for the comments! Im really trying to exercise more it’s hard during the school year cuz Im in a classroom all day. But Im doing better!

  5. It’s hard to eat right when fast food places are everywhere! You have to try hard.

  6. But you don’t understand; God wants people to be fat.

    He that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. (Proverbs 28:25)

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  8. Jack Sprat
    would eat no fat
    His wife would eat no lean

    Jack Sprat
    fell through a crack
    His fat wife was crowned queen

  9. BibleGuy that is not what the Bible means. Living off the fat of the land means success and prosperity. It does not mean being overweight.

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