Each generation is presented with unique challenges. Today’s youths face the dire consequences of a childhood obesity epidemic. If we fail to take notice and act on this growing trend we risk the danger of raising the first generation of Australian children who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them.
Currently, one in three children in Australia are overweight and one in five are obese. It is estimated that one in every three children born in 2012 will develop diabetes. These are some incredibly statistics and why there is a major push for healthier alternatives like stevia.
Childhood obesity warrants special attention because the damage caused by being overweight is far greater to a child’s body than it is to a person who gained weight as an adult. The stress to internal organs is extensive and often times is only noticed when it’s too late to reverse.
Being overweight or obese also increases the risk for several chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes and some cancers.
To read more about childhood obesity and obseity in general visit http://www.health.gov.au