It is no secret that children are eating more unhealthy meals and snacks than we ever did in the past. One in five school-age children has up to six snacks a day! Snacks used to be an occasional treat so your dinner wasn't spoiled. Not only are kids eating worse and more than ever, they are also becoming a lot less active which is resulting in an insane amount of kids becoming obese. Today, one in three children in America are overweight or obese!
The Juice Plus+ Children's Health Study is doing their part to bring these numbers down. Children develop their eating habits at such an early age, so it is very important to offer healthy foods early in life! Parents have the most influence on their child's eating habits. If they see you eating fast food everyday, they will assume they are supposed to do the same thing. Here is a list of tips to help your child develop healthy eating habits.
So now I'm sure you are wondering what the Children's Health Study is. The Children's Health Study offers Juice Plus to a child, teenager, or college student for up to 3 years with a sponsored parent, grandparent or other adult. After 4-8 months and at the end of every year, the adult participant is asked to fill out a survey to determine if and how their families health habits have changed as a result of Juice Plus. So far it has proven that Juice Plus does in fact make a difference in family health and nutrition.
The study is based on three important concepts:
- Good nutrition is the foundation of health and inspires other healthy lifestyle choices.
- The best time to establish good health and nutritional habits is in childhood.
- The key to getting children to adopt good health habits is parental involvement.
Here are the results for the first 150,000 families.
So sign up today and help your child develop healthy eating habits early in life!