Pick up the kids from school or daycare. Need dinner. Exhausted. McDonald’s drive-thru. Sure, there should be some greens, less fat and sodium in there, but there’s no time for anything else. Can’t keep feeling guilty.
Let’s take a moment. The above scenario is fine every once in a while, but has it become the norm?
How many times in the past week have you resorted to drive-thru or take-out? In the past month?
How many times has your child had at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day in the past month?
Have these one-off situations have become the routine? Are you actively helping your kids be healthy? Could they be at risk for a health problem like diabetes?
It may sound crazy, but if drive-thru dining and TV have become the new routine, even your kids could be at risk of diabetes. Let’s look at the facts.
What is diabetes?
There are two types of diabetes, but both can affect your child.
How can I make sure my child doesn’t get diabetes?
Because of the rise in child obesity, doctors are seeing more cases of type 2 diabetes in children and teens. What can you do to help your child prevent Type 2 diabetes?
Check out this infographic on portion sizes to make sure you’re serving the right amount of food.
Thursday, April 7 is World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on diabetes. Learn more on their website.