Obesity is a chronic disease that has tripled between 1975 to 2016, according to the World Health Organization. This rise is also noticeable in children. In 2020, 39 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese, while in 2016, 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese. Chronic obesity may lead to a cascade of other chronic conditions, which is why it is highly important to take action when our children are young.
At Little Lunches, we understand the significance of nurturing healthy habits from a young age. Our app is designed to support families in their journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Here's how Little Lunches can help you encourage a vibrant and balanced life for your children.
Helping your child find his or her path to a healthy lifestyle involves the whole family. With time and effort, you will see that your child will be equipped to manage his or her own health, despite the difficulties that come their way.
By incorporating Little Lunches into your family routine, you're taking a significant step towards fostering a healthier, happier lifestyle. We believe that with dedication and the right tools, your child can learn to manage their own health and well-being, setting a foundation for a vibrant future. Together, we can make a positive impact on your family's journey to better health.
By Vivian Castillo, MS, RD, CNSC
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