Fact: One out of three children in our country is overweight.
Fact: Kids today are ten pounds heavier than they were ten years ago.
Fact: As a parent, you are the most important dietician and nutritionalist in your child’s life.
Today’s show is for every parent who reads those facts and has the desire to do more to raise healthy kids. Our guest is dietitian Jodie Shield, author of countless columns and books on the subject including her most recent book, “Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens.”
Jodie brings practical, easy-to-understand, information important for every mom and dad to understand. She’ll walk you through how you should be tracking your child’s weight (and BMI) over time. She’ll help you understand the timing and differences of growth spurts in boys and girls. She’ll talk candidly about what you should NEVER say to a child who has a weight problem, and she’ll give special advice for dads for encouraging their children to be healthy and eat healthy!
You’ll also learn about other great resources for you to turn to for help, including the new My Plate.gov, which provides simple, direct information to help you unwrap detailed information regarding this topic every parent needs to master.