& NUTRITION: FEEDING OUR FUTURE SUPERSTARS(excerpt from Simply
DELicious by Del Millers, Ph.D.)
America is at war over the nutritional health of our children.
Unfortunately, we’re miserably losing that war. Parents are
"too busy" to make sure their children eat balanced nutritious
meals. Even more to the point, most parents don’t have a clue
what "eating right" means. As a result, our children turn
to TV commercials to give them their nutritional education. This
is not good! God bless Ronald McDonald, but you don’t want
him teaching your kids nutrition.
The statistics below clearly demonstrate the negative impact that
the multi-billion dollar junk food and fast food industries are
having on the health of our children:
∑ 1 in 4 children in the US today is seriously overweight
∑ 40 million American children have abnormally high cholesterol
∑ By age 12, 70% of children have the beginning stages of
hardening of the arteries.
∑ Over the last 20 years the number of extremely overweight
children has nearly doubled, and the number of overweight children
has increased by more than 50%.
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS?
The answer is clear. We must encourage our kids to eat more fresh
raw fruits and vegetables, high quality protein, complex carbohydrates,
such as whole wheat breads, cereals low in sugar and high in fiber—at
least 3 grams, and my personal favorite: oatmeal. And we have to
break out of our fast food comas. We must limit the amounts of processed
and fast foods they eat to at most once per week. Most importantly,
we must lead by example.
MODEL GOOD EATING HABITS AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL FOLLOW!
My dad calls my mom "Blimpie",she calls him "Fatty"
They taught me how to eat
When I grow up, will I look like mommy and daddy?
As parents, it’s important to be proactive about your child’s
nutritional habits. In addition to becoming more aware of what they’re
putting in their bodies, you can join forces with one of the many
nutrition foundations whose primary objective is to educate families
about the importance of good nutrition.
If you're interested in more information on how to get
your child to eat right and the JuicePlus Children's Health Study,
send me an email with your
shipping information and follow-up phone number and I'll send you
a video and brochure.
"When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible
to care far more profoundly about other people."
-- Edna LeShan