Disease-Proof Your Child Dr. Fuhrman refers to obesity as the most common nutritional problem among children in the United States. The book was printed over a year ago. But yesterday HealthDay News reported that a new survey fingers obesity as the most important health issue facing children in the United States. “Duh,” seems like an understatement to me. Robert Preidt has more of the shocking findings:In
The survey showed that responsibility for helping to address the obesity issue in the United States lies to some or a great extent with parents (98 percent), individuals (96 percent), schools (87 percent), health care providers (84 percent), the food industry (81 percent), and government (67 percent).So while the rest of the country soaks these in, consider this section from Disease-Proof Your Child:
One in three kinds in America are overweight, and the problem is growing. The number of children who are overweight has more than doubled during the past decade. Social forces, from the demise of home cooking to the rise of fast food, as well as dramatic increases in snack food and soda consumption have led to the most overweight population of children in human history.What’s next? A phone survey advising us to breathe?