Easter Holiday, The Last Supper, and Pediatric Obesity. Let’s Help our kids grow up and live longer and healthier lives!

Researchers reported today that the food in famous paintings of the Last Supper meal has grown by biblical proportions over the last millennium.  The researchers conclude, If art imitates life, we’re in trouble.  The size of the main dish grew 69 percent; the size of the plate, 66 percent, and the bread, 23 percent, between the years 1000 and 2000.

Supersizing is considered a modern phenomenon, but “what we see recently may be just a more noticeable part of a very long trend,” said Brian Wansink, a food behavior scientist at Cornell University.

Michelle Obama has her head in the right place when she wants to focus on obesity.   We are Supersize-it obsessed!  

Pediatric licensed dietitians such as Sarah Allen at North Shore Pediatric Therapy understand that it takes family education and repetition to make real changes!  Are we willing to do that?  Let me know how far you think you are willing to go and your chances of succeeding?

www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/…pediatrics/obesity.aspx

www.pediatricobesity.com/…/chicago-tribune-news-local-news-weather-traffic-shopping-and-classified/

 

7 replies
  1. Maureen Evans
    Maureen Evans says:

    Let’s see what Congress does with the Health Bill- It was sent back to the House at 3am this morning for more tweaking! Fantastic articles that reflect the current thinking of many Fortune 500 food companies like Kraft, who are working to reduce sodium in their product assortment. It’s all about awareness. Leonardo and Easter baskets….what next?!

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  2. Maureen Evans
    Maureen Evans says:

    The health care reform bill is back in the House for revisions as of 3 am today. Wouldn’t it be nice if there could be proactive language included to protect the nutritional health of children? Mandating schools to provide healthy choices for school lunches and snacks would be a good start! Congratulations to Pepsi and Kraft for recognizing that the best way to maintain customers is to demonstrate industry leadership in raising awareness about healthy choices. If foods with additives and sugar are not available in the lunch line, the choice becomes simple…grab the apple!

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  3. Deborah
    Deborah says:

    Maureen, looks like you have your head in the right place, focusing on companies that want to keep our children healthier! Michelle O chose a great cause very dear to my heart, obesity and making kids heart healthy! Find a pediatric dietitian that ‘gets it” and change your families eating habits for a longer life!

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  4. Deborah
    Deborah says:

    Make sure your kids are out playing at least half an hour a day now that the weather is nice in many parts of the US! Your heart is a muscle and it needs to stay healthy! Also, that movement helps your attention levels and helps you feel great! Focus on being healthy families!

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