Your Child’s Health – Who’s Responsible?

Can you be summoned to court in the future for bad eating habits formed in childhood?
Scenario: Two or three decades from now, scores of adults with health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity will be suffering serious self esteem issues and spending tons of money on medicine and treatment. This will have been caused by what they were fed in their daily activities during their childhood.
In their frustration, they form support groups with other adults who share the same health problems and humiliation due to being obese. Eventually they look for something to blame and finally decide and point their accusing fingers at the ones that played a major role in their developing years- their parents. They might even take Mom and Dad to court and win; as the judge will likely be one their own- himself a victim of bad diet and lack of exercise during childhood.
Funny as it sounds, this scenario can really happen. Sadly, some parents these days are being blamed by their offspring for the myriad of problems our society is suffering from. The numbers say it: scores of people a few decades from now will suffer a cacophony of ailments stemming from bad childhood diet and lifestyle habits.
Believe it or not, the diet of a lot of babies and toddlers these days are as actually as bad as those of their chip n dip munching teenage counterparts who dine mainly on fast-food. The American Dietetic Association published a recent study proving this in one of the journals.
The diet of 1/3 of the child respondents surveyed by researchers from the Tufts University School of Medicine had vegetables and fruits absent from their diet. Most of those that did have vegetables present in their diet were under the impression that French fries qualified as a vegetable.
It’s bad enough that a lot of children these days aren’t getting much exercise sitting in front of the boob tube the whole day watching cable TV, but researchers also discovered that some parents were even pouring soda into baby bottles designed for milk. Cola drinks and other types of carbonated drinks are a major cause of obesity in adults.
Not surprising then that a fourth of preschool children suffer from obesity and the numbers are increasing rapidly. Furthermore, preferences in children’s diet are established during 2nd and 3rd years of their lives, so the statistics are certain to get worse. Most cases of heart disease and diabetes are linked of course, to bad diet and unhealthy lifestyles, so children these days or on the road to bad health.
So can parents during these times of fast-food, marathon online games and cable TV do anything about this unhealthy trend? Of course! We all have the capability of influencing our offspring’s lifestyle habits dramatically. Being good role models for our children by adopting healthy eating and exercise habits is a good start.
We’d never know, but down the road, 20-30 years from now, babies that have had the good fortune on having parents that helped them form healthy eating habits and lifestyles will become smart, fit and successful adults. These healthy members of society may even recognize and show some appreciation for the thoughtfulness their parents had in helping them form healthy habits in their childhood. Doesn’t this sound like a way better alternative to a lawsuit?

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Healthy Eating Designed For Children

Healthy eating designed for children sometimes does not hit the target.
As a parent, you may have done all forms of bribery, persuasion, warning or manipulation to your child just to make them eat healthy food. But wouldn’t it be nicer if we did not have to resort to such tactics?
There are seven instant tips to help you attain success with healthy eating.
1. Start the ball rolling while they are young. The younger they are, the easier it can be. Do not wait for the time when their taste buds get ruined by sweet treats. By this time, it can be harder to convince them to eat Brussels sprouts and broccoli. If you failed to do it while they were much younger, you can use tip # 4 ? be tough ? and prepare for a negative reaction that you may get from your kids.
2. Stock up with a variety of healthy foods. This can help prevent them from being bolted to only one food group. It is perfectly fine for them to have favorites, but exposing them to a variety can get them to like other food tastes too. And please avoid stocking unhealthy food. Junk food is a big no-no. It can only disrupt your plans.
3. Blend the foods that they like with the food they hate. Here is how you do it: stir fry onions with zucchini, broccoli, carrots and snow peas rather than giving them only a platter of steamed broccoli. To make sure that your child gets some carrots with his or her zucchini, you should slice it into small pieces.
4. Be fervent! If you cannot impose firm-love, your plan will fail. You will need to inform your child that this is what you cooked for dinner and that is it. There is no other available food. If you only have healthy food in your home, it can work. Since there are no other options and they get hungry, they have no other choice but to eat what you served.
5. Do not permit your kid to go near people who will sabotage your plan. Some people just seem to find contentment over the fact that they can offer your kid sweet treats. And yes, even your doctors and dentists do this. What you can do is to teach your child to say “No thank you”. If a close relative is doing the same thing, you may threaten them you will stop visiting if they won’t stop.
6. Inhibit your children from watching commercial TV. Yes you got it right. Around 95% of our population gets nutritional education from these commercials, and kids will see junk food ads while watching their favorite kid shows. It can really have a big influence on their food cravings.
7. Be a good example. This happens to be the most important thing to do. How can you expect your child to stop eating candy and ice cream if you don’t? How will you convince them to eat fish, veggies and whole grains if they see that you don’t eat them as well? While they are still young, they will always look up to you. So be a good role model.
If you were not a good role model, you definitely have no right to criticize your child’s poor eating habits, obesity, ADHD and when your child gets sick, you will need to take a lot of time off from work.
Love yourself more, strive to eat healthy!