September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

1 in 5 children in America are obese

Obese children are at a higher risk of having:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Joint problems
  • Asthma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Depression

Addressing Obesity Starts at Home:

  • Do not buy soda
  • Do not buy juice
  • Encourage your family to drink water
  • Switch to low-fat or non-fat unsweetened milk or dairy products
  • Eat vegetables and fruits with all meals and snacks
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans

Limit total screen time to 2 hours a day:

  • As a family, promote lean time over screen time

Educate yourself and your family:

Watch this video and learn what sugar does to your body.

If you would like more information about gastrointestinal (GI) digestive disorders and nutrition in children, please contact Dr. Mona Dave’s Frisco Office or Request Appointment Here.