Obesity Trends In Children

One of the greatest health concerns affecting our children is the epidemic of obesity and overweight. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that among young people, the prevalence of overweight decreased for those aged 2-5 years, from 13.5% in 2003-2004 to 8.4% in 2011-2012 (1). However, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has remained fairly […]

Preschool and Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is now seen in children as early as preschool age. Excess calorie intake and weight gain above recommended amounts can lead to pre-diabetes. Excess food intake in preschool-age children Preschool and school-age children can consume a significant portion of their daily calories in one meal. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]