Think out loud: Childhood Obesity
This morning, the OPB call-in radio program, Think Out Loud, will discuss the issue of childhood obesity (at 9am and 9pm). According to the Oregon State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, one in four of our children are overweight. The proportion of overweight children in our state is increaing. The percentage of children who don't eat enough fruit & veggies is high (60%).
Despite the fact that we like to model good behavior with all our biking, homemade food, and additive-free cereal or bread choices, obesity remains a reality in our community. The Think Out Load episode explores:
Have you struggled with childhood obesity? Are you the parent of an overweight or at-risk kid? Are you a teacher or school counselor? What barriers do you see for kids who are fighting the battle of the bulge? Who is ultimately responsible for preventing childhood obesity?
Feel free to listen, call in, or discuss here or there.