1. More than 30% of children are overweight.
  2. Since 1970, obesity rates for school aged children have tripled.
  3. Poor nutrition, unhealthy eating habits, low physical activity and eating for the wrong reasons are the key factors in childhood obesity.
  4. Overweight children experience feelings of inadequacy, poor body image and low self esteem.
  5. Obese children suffer discrimination from peers, teachers and even family members.
  6. Overweight children cannot wear clothes identified as "popular", nor can they move as flexibly or sustain the same energy level as their peers.
  7. Frequently obese children are not invited to participate in team games (picked last) or to attend parties, or play sports.
  8. negative biases continue into adult life, as shown in college selection, job hiring and future promotion.

Physical Harm

  • Childhood obesity contributes to high blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis, clogging of arteries, insulin resistance, and an increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Obese children have increased LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduced HDL (good cholesterol).
  • As overweight children become adults they face a high risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Trends

  • Over the past few decades, the trend for children has shown increased energy intake from snacks and evening meals in which carbohydrates contribute most of the increased calories.
  • Children are consuming more fats and less fiber.  Parents don't know what is proper and become negative role models for their children
  • These trends must be reversed to have a long lasting positive effect.

Mind Programming

Everything can be changed in a positive direction with mind programming.  That is accomplished through "persuasive therapy" --- Hypnosis.