The connection between family mealtime and preventing obesity.
The alarm bells have rung; today’s children are becoming increasingly overweight. Our children’s eating habits are leading to a tremendous increase in type 2 diabetes and other health concerns. Dr. Diane Sacks, author of Caring for Your Child Birth to Age 5 elaborates. “We are certainly seeing a huge increase in childhood obesity. The reasons for that are many, but I think it is very hard for you to eat healthy if you eat out a number of times during the week. Families are so busy, running around with activities for their kids that eating a home-cooked meal is becoming a thing of the past, and I think that’s why we’re seeing good nutrition become a thing of the past. It really is a family affair to get in there, to prepare dinners, to eat them together, and to not supplement nutrition eating with snacks.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Diane Sacks, author of Caring for Your Child Birth to Age 5.
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