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childhood obesity

How often you clean and the types of products used make a difference, new research finds.
Publicly humiliating a kid for food choices sounds terrible and unethical. So how and why is it permitted in our institutions?
It seems (Health Canada's) 'consultation' is nothing more than a rubber stamp for public measures to protect us from ourselves.
Inactivity can cause all sorts of health problems for children.
And it comes down to more than lifestyle factors.
Such deeply alarming and disturbing statistics reveal a magnitude of problems that affect a large portion of Canada's youngest citizens. But these are more than numbers. They represent children who each have a name, and whose lives and futures are diminished each day by preventable causes.
Parenting expert Alyson Schafer weighs in.
"Obesity is a crisis."
"She likes to eat," the mother said. She didn't have to spell it out. It was obvious that her child at the age of nine was well on her way to become obese. I counseled clients like her before. They keep coming to my practice on a regular basis. Sadly, they will have to cope with the consequences for the rest of their lives.