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Obese Kids and the Hunger Season

In famine, hunger season, obesity on May 14, 2007 at 4:19 am

Two compelling extremes and yet, there does not seem to be an easy solution. At one end, there are kids eating high calories foods from China to Chicago. At the other end of the spectrum, 1 year old kids are learning to adapt to missing meals.

When her 7-year-old son, always a healthy eater who liked his fruits and vegetables, suddenly started begging for sugared cereals and potato chips, Sharon Habeck couldn’t figure out where the new cravings were coming from. Then she sat down and watched 30 minutes of his favorite TV show with him. “Burger King, Lunchables, McDonald’s, Pop Tarts, Cheetos, Burger King again. It was all junk food ads, just one commercial after another,” said the Belmont mom. “It was ridiculous.” At the other extreme, children at ages as young as 1, are learning how to accept and adapt to the loss of missing meals. The clip below is 32 seconds was fear in my heart. See what I mean:

The good news is there is a great organization you should checkout that is focused strictly on helping villagers in Africa to get through the hunger season by teaching locals how to raise food on their own.



Eliminating Transfats Means More People Cook at Home

In hunger season, obesity on December 6, 2006 at 1:20 pm