Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kids Are Now Fatter Than Ever

Look at the piture above.  It shows the average kid in the 1950's and the average kid today.  As our Spanish Revolutionaries would say "No Bueno". In the 1950s, kids had three cups of milk for every cup of soda. Today that ratio is reversed, meaning they get all the calories and none of the nutrients.  Here are some quick stats for you.  In 1971 only 4% of 6-to-11-year-old kids were obese; by 2004, the figure had leaped to 18.8%. In the same period, the number rose from 6.1% to 17.4% in the 12-to-19-year-old group, and from 5% to 13.9% among kids ages just 2 to 5.  That's just obesity we are talking about. Include all overweight kids, and a whopping 32% of all American children now carry more pounds than they should.  A staggering 90% of overweight kids already have at least one avoidable risk factor for heart disease, such as high cholesterol or hypertension. Type 2 diabetes is now being diagnosed in teens as young as 15. Health experts warn that the current generation of children may be the first in American history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents'.  We need to do something about it.  Spread the word.  Teach our kids what real food is!

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1 comment:

  1. Don't think there were chucks in the 1950's