With a friend at a local eatery for breakfast the other morning I observed a grandma and grandpa seated with their son and a grandson who was about three years old. I should point out here that both grandma and grandpa were definitively obese, filling their chairs with overhang. The son is on the road but has not yet arrived. The grandson was not even overweight. All three adults are enthusiastically helping this boy decide what to eat. Continue reading
Let me tell you about mothers. We are more interested in what is good for our children than for ourselves. Slather those youngsters with sun screen while I burn to a crisp – a tan today is more important than the potential for skin cancer in the future FOR ME but not for for my children. My mother was deathly afraid of water and would do nothing to get over it. But she sent my sister and me for swimming lessons even before we went to school. When mothers know what is needed, you can count on us. We got it! Continue reading
Anyone with children who has read It’s All About the Food is always looking for a way to help children transition to a healthy diet. That is, get out the processed sugars they have become addicted to. This article, How to Help Transition Your Children to Low Carb Real Food, gives excellent advice.
“We all want our children to eat real food and healthy options, but how do we actually go about it? How do we remove the processed food, sugars and inflammatory oils without having a family mutiny?
Here are 10 top tips to help transition your child to a low carb real food life from from Libby Jenkinson, a registered pharmacist, mother of 3 children, and founder of ditchthecarbs.com, the leading low-carb website in New Zealand and Australia”.
Chapter 24, “For the Children” is a short chapter on a huge subject. The percentage of children obese and with conditions like diabetes and rotten teeth grows. Dealing with those conditions AFTER they happen is so difficult.
Here is a video to drive that point home. This video is from England but don’t believe that US children are better off. Because they are not.
As you watch note the common foods over and over again. Note also that what you may call “overweight” is described as “obese” by the medical professionals.
Junk Food Kids Who’s to Blame 2015 Season 1 Episode 2
A third of British children are overweight or obese. This series asks how the epidemic happened and what can be done.