In the spirit of the next generation of the SweatNET family coming May 2020, (if you missed it, Grace is pregnant and we couldn’t be happier for her!!) we wanted to talk about how to fuel healthy kiddos in our society riddled with processed foods, sugar and fast food.
Ever notice that many kids consume diets that consist of about 4 major food groups: pizza, tacos, spaghetti and chicken nuggets? As a society we have accepted that most kids just don’t like fruits and vegetables and because they are young and resilient, they can certainly survive on this diet of pizza, tacos, spaghetti and chicken nuggets. Well yes, they can certainly survive on these foods but don’t we want our kids to thrive? To live long healthy lives? Live lives free of disease? If you are a mother, I’m assuming you’re shaking your head yes. Unfortunately right now, this isn’t the case for a lot of children.
50% of children are suffering from at least one chronic condition.
1 in 44 children are diagnosed with autism.
1 in every 11 children are diagnosed with asthma.
1 in every 5 children are obese.
We don’t share this to scare you but rather to help shed light on the fact that kids maybe aren’t as resilient as we thought and that possibly their 4 food group palates has something to do with the rise in chronic illness in our future generations. To ensure the health and wellbeing of your kiddos or future kiddos, consider the following:
Overall, we care. We care about the next generation and want to help improve these astounding rates of chronic illness plaguing our children. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out with any questions. We will not ever turn down the opportunity to help a SweatNET member or their kiddos!