November 11, 2015 9:42 pm
We are in the midst of the Big-3. What is the Big-3, you ask? Well, it is simply the top 3 major holidays that children (and adults) love most!…Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the Big-3, this is a 3 month period that usually means lots of extra sweets, extra food, more weekend get togethers with friends and familiy and less time/incentive to do the things we should, which is to eat right and exercise more. Please check out these videos from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s program “Strong 4 Life”. With Georgia currently holding an average of a 35% obesity rate for children, we definitely need to be reminded about what we are putting into our children, what we are leaving out and what they are missing. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. It’s definitely time to make a change and we can start during the Big-3. If you have concerns that you would like to discuss with one of our providers, please call our office to schedule an appointment for your child.