America’s Kids Are Overfed Yet Undernourished.
Eileen Kennedy PhD.; Dean Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition
Despite eating 300 MORE CALORIES than we need each day,
83% of God’s kids
don’t get the minimum daily requirement of the phytonutrients our growing bodies need.
“A staggering two-thirds of our diet comes from fast and processed foods that are loaded with sodium, sugar, man made oils, chemicals, fat and calories- WHILE OFFERING NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE. However, these foods do more than just offer no nutrients, they make your kids sick and slow in school. What’s most disturbing is that these food companies KNOW they are harming your kids, yet they target your kids, and you, with thousands of false ads every day. “Moms are manipulated into buying their kids unhealthy food,“ says a University of Connecticut study.
WARNING: $10 billion Spent Annually Targeting YOUR Kids!
62% of Our Diet is Junk!
While Only 12% of Our Diet is Truly Healthy
Foods provided by God to keep us healthy
We’ve Also Become a “Fast Food Generation.”
- On any given day, 32% of kids will eat fast food…
- Yet 30% of kids will not eat a single fruit or vegetable. (USDA)
- By the time a child is two, French Fries is the #1 consumed vegetable. (USDA)
- <1% of fast foods meet the MINIMUM nutritional guidelines. (USDA)
We’re Addicted to Sugar!!!
The American Heart Association recommends that children consume 3 to 8 teaspoons of added sugar per day, depending on their age and daily caloric intake. Yet children as young as 1 year already consume three to four times the daily recommendation. By 4 to 8 years old, children are consuming an average of 21 teaspoons of sugar daily, and the average teenager consumes about 34 teaspoons each day — even more than the average adult.
Research has tied high sugar intake to a number of serious health problems including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and tooth decay while feeding some cancers. Moreover, sugar is addictive. Like cocaine and other drugs, sugar activates the reward system in the brain.
We Love Our Salt!
The CDC found that about 43 percent of the salt ingested by children comes from the 10 foods they eat most often. These foods include pizza, bread and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, savory snacks, sandwiches, cheese, chicken patties and nuggets, pasta dishes, Mexican dishes and soups.
“One in six children already has raised blood pressure, which can result in high blood pressure in adulthood, as we know is a major cause of heart disease and stroke,” said CDC Deputy Principal Director Ileana Arias. “This is incredibly concerning to us.”