Headline July 07, 2016/ ''' HEY FATSOO! WHAT YA COOKEN? '''




''Food! Too much of it,'' says  Dr Tabitha Randell,  a paediatric endocrinologist at Nottingham Children's Hospital and adviser to the diabetes.co.uk forum.

''Even in the middle-classes, you can have too much of a good thing. People think smoothies are healthy but they're packed full of sugar. Likewise fruit juice.

Plus, students who don't eat their meals will be often given crisps or sweets later or cooked separate meals.

In my ages of  two and five. In fact for every additional 10 calories children consumed at meals, their odds of being overweight grew by six per cent. This chimes with a new report by the Infant and Toddler Forum -[ITF]  that found one in 10 parents-

Gives preschool children adult portions and a third see nothing wrong with them eating a whole bag of crisps, even though this is twice the recommended amount of salt.  

WHEN TEACHER DEBORAH KING  -had to start buying men's T-shirts labelled XL for her 11-year-old student daughter Scarlett-

She worried not only about the health risks of her being so overweight, but also that she could face bullying.

The 45 year old teacher from Enfield had been an overweight child herself and was keen to protect her daughter from the same cruel taunts and confidence crisis as she had faced.

''I remember signing a letter opting out of her being weighed at school,'' she says, ''but when Scarlett was the only one not taking part, she came home so upset I was torn about what to do next,''

As a parent of an overweight child, Deborah King is far from alone. One in five children aged  10 or 11  in the UK is overweight or obese and recent warnings from the  Obesity Health Alliance   suggest this could lead to a staggering  7.6  millionnewcases in the next 20 years

Many British children than ever are developing  type 2  diabetes, usually only seen in adults over 40. Ahead of the Government's long awaited childhood obesity strategy, we ask why this is happening and what you can do if you are a parent or grandparent of an overweight child.

Generation screen : While weight is a balance between calories in and out, we need to be aware of other factors, says Anna Groom, a paediatric dietitian and spokesman for the British Dietetic Association:

''Increased ownership of phones, for example,means more children are not getting the recommended  10 minutes a day of activity, with some spending upto 32 hours a week in front of digital devices.

Plus, parents often tell me they're worried about the safety of their children playing outside,'' she says.

We need to think about our own screen habits too.

''That's why we encourage whole family activities, group playing in the park, bike-riding, swimming, which can give the children the freedom to play but adults peace of mind.''

*And a break from their own devices too*.

Making The Changes : In a climate where there is such a worry about eating disorders, striking the right balance when tackling a child's weight is crucial. Deborah decided to lead by example.

''Mum said, I 'I don't want you to become bullied and unhappy like I was at your age,'' Scarlett remembers.

This time last year, after a friend became Slimming World consultant, Deborah, who was very overweight herself, joined up and two weeks later, her daughter followed.

Mother and daughter bonded over their new lifestyle. ''Emotionally we supported each other through things like cravings,'' says Scarlett:

''We started making healthy swaps such as using spray instead of glugs of oil, swapping full mince for five per cent and going swimming every Friday night as part of our time together.''

The tiny changes added up. Deborah has dropped seven dress sizes to a 14, while Scarlett has gone  16 to 10. Together they have lost  11 stone in 11 months

The Honour and Serving of the latest operational research on ''Health and Living''  continues. Thank Ya all for reading and sharing forward.

With respectful dedication to all the Students, Children, and Parents of the world. See Ya all on !WOW! -the World Students Society and  !E-WOW! -the Ecosystem 2011:

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