Obesity is growing in kids faster than in adults. More screen time, less (or no exercise), and high-fat, high-sugar fast foods all contribute.
Childhood obesity is associated with increased rates of death when they become adults.
Last night, my nephew whined about not having pizza for dinner (he was OK with spinach, as long as it was on top of pizza!)
Fortunately, he is very active, and we raced each other after I cooked dinner (steamed skinless chicken thigh; steamed broccoli; steamed white rice; all well seasoned)
Three simple actions are associated with lower rates of childhood obesity: having family dinners, getting enough sleep and limiting weekday TV time.