Every generation of youth has its fads and signs of “I’ll do it my way” in their clothing, jewelry or hairstyles. But one trend is setting this current younger set apart – obesity. More and more of our children and young people are getting “tummy rolls”, flabby and just plain fat at an age when they should be at their best physically.
Why? I think the answer is obvious. Junk food is too readily available to our young people. Mochas and burgers are usually just a 5 minute drive from the high school so teens have access to empty calories throughout the day. To make matters worse, cafeterias offer fast-food type foods since “they are going to eat it anyway”, not to mention vending machines flash their impulse foods in many nooks and crannies of the school halls.
How do we combat this? How can a parent help their youngsters to avoid the slippery slide into poor health and obesity? Thankfully, we are seeing more and more coope