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
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