Baby Corner


 
Old 02-15-12, 10:34 AM
savannah33's Avatar
is enjoying life!
Another Perfect Day
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Guyton GA
Posts: 83,549
Thanked 1,422 Times
Points: 17
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1620%
Default Obese children

I read this earlier and it just strikes me as sad. Especially the part where they indicate this is only in America. What are we doing to our kids? 1 in 3 are overweight / obese.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/15/health...html?hpt=he_c1




I don't think the answer is make bigger desks , clothes etc.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-16-12, 01:02 PM
2babygirls's Avatar
~~Sharyn~~
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Far far away
Posts: 9,478
Thanked 575 Times
Points: 144
Level: 4
Weekly Activity 14120%
Default

Well, since part of the reason for bigger clothes and desks is that each generation gets taller I do think that is a good idea. My niece and also Rachel sometimes have trouble finding clothes because they are still kids but don't fit into kid's sizes any more. Its not as hard for Rachel because she has boobs but her cousin is still pretty flat so clothes do not fit on top.

That doesn't solve the problem of unhealthy kids, but NOT producing desks and clothes that fit just makes it worse for them.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-22-12, 04:05 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 202
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 461
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 46100%
Default

It's true that the new generation is getting taller and this has a lot to do with the new chairs etc. However, when I walk into a fast food place or a donut shop, I see a disproportionate amount of obese children. It's just sad that these kids have to face such a challenge so early in life because their parents prefer to soothe them with junk food rather than attending their needs.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-22-12, 04:10 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 202
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 461
Level: 7
Weekly Activity 46100%
Default

Unfortunately childhood obesity is a growing problem in a lot of countries including UK and here in Canada. My fave TV chef Jamie Oliver started a movement to revise school lunches and make sure kids gets healthy, nutritious meals. I'll post the link if I can find it.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-16-15, 04:00 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 2
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 4
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 400%
Default

I think the obesity in children is quite a serious issue and one parents should see to it that their children eat healthy and continue with their playing routine so that the are not attacked by obesity.
Reply With Quote
Latest Articles
Pregnant Woman's Guide to The Zika Virus
Get the latest information about the zika virus during pregnancy including how to protect your unborn baby or infant, signs and symptoms, complications, and prevention.

Fetal Development Video
Video showing how a fetus developed during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Fetal Development Video

Adventure Vacations with Your New Family Are Possible
If you spent time as a couple exploring vast areas of the world, that doesn't have to end just because you have a new baby. Here are 6 tips to make your vacations fun for the whole family. Plus, vacation ideas to help you get started.

The "Mozart" Effect: How Music Helps Your Baby's Development
Can your baby really be smarter if your listen to Mozart, or other classical music, during pregnancy?

What to Expect Postpartum: Your Period
The postpartum period brings many changes to a woman's body. Learn what to expect with your period including when it will return and warning signs to watch out for.

May 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
May 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
"Kiara"
Congratulations jaydipdave!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 PM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.