In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we discuss Childhood Obesity. September is National Childhood Obesity Month so we thought that this will help get the message out. You have been warned: The stats we are going to share with you today are staggering. Despite the fact that many of us are going to get and stay healthy, there are still many families that need help getting their health to where it should be. In this podcast we share with you WHAT is happening around childhood obesity, WHY this may be happening and How to help keep it from happening in your family and community. We hope that you will share this podcast with anyone who you feel can benefit from it. We are sending out a call to action….Help someone improve their quality of life today. Let us know how you have helped by commenting below.
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In this episode we discuss:
- Our quote of the day: “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” ~Moliere
- Childhood Obesity Facts
- Why this is happening?
- Physiological effects
- Psychological and social effects
- Effects for adulthood
- Weight bias
- How schools can take action
- Mira’s Question: “Hey Plant Trainers, I see carrageenan in the non-dairy milks. What is this?”
Links to things we mentioned:
World Health Organization (WHO) – Facts on overweight & obesity
GoNoodle – for the classroom
Daily Physical Activity – Ontario
Cleveland Clinic – Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Obese Children’s Risk of Heart Disease
Health Families BC – Be Aware & Take Action
PTP006: Mental Illness
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