New study sheds light on childhood obesity
Recommends kids cut 120 calories daily
- Duration 4:42
- Date Apr 13, 2012
Recommends kids cut 120 calories daily
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City at an all time high and new study putting the spotlight on why waste lines are expanding and how much less kids should be eating take a look at that's the number of obese children has doubled.
That since the 19.
In six now officially obese.
To bring that number down their children would.
Had had to cutting average of 120 calories a day for teenagers that would mean.
Jogging at least.
Thirty minutes a day or at least cutting out that sixteen out softer doctor Stephen Gardner with the New York -- -- this hospital joins us now with more thank you for joining us this morning.
So this is not a problem that we have not heard of before so the question is what are we not doing right why -- signs continue to expand.
Oh we're very good categorized as single got a problem were overweight.
Even up to triple that -- obesity -- we have now as compared to previously but we haven't done anything about it we've.
We've done a few things a school like -- -- physical education class.
Which doesn't do very much as you pointed out charging most kids in an hour of exercise -- do about sixty calories so it's not that much.
We've talked about taking vending machines out so we -- minor things but what about the limiting kids' access to this food to the sodas which are equivalent to twenty -- and sugar.
From 120 calories than these keep getting up so we haven't done anything hasn't been a concerted effort and organized effort this has been some good -- things here in there.
So it's really not just all about what their eating.
That's not going to make the difference you know and it's more about what the reading than anything else -- -- through because.
People try and was read by exercising it's not an effective way to lose weight as a way to stay in shape keep the -- well.
But the best way to lose weight is to start feeding through to cut down you know that was a bad day I just young they're not here but you wanna -- More are fewer calories than you would spend so that's the promise -- when not most of our kids but they go to the movies look which again you go -- -- like -- So how do you do it I mean without the government have to step in and start the legislative and the tax things I don't think we don't want -- -- most of what is the solution.
In his thoughts with the family.
When she started -- -- -- don't expect him to switch to -- and owns water after the be given fruits are so you have to train is the parents and the families through.
Raise the kids with the right died so that the kid is used to that.
Once that diet is established in the child but does very little good to say a school we're gonna cut out you know sugar candy and it's and his -- marxism thing.
Not gonna work.
So that's what -- I think it starts with the parents and and that's the key.
And you also said he think that physical education that should be an actual -- subject I mean quite a voluntary ways and if the school I would have been the fourth period I would have an hour of exercise and then you know the kids are getting it.
Becomes a voluntary if -- school program to lose thirty calories.
What then does -- gonna make -- a problem where we have.
So many kids over in one and six kids is over -- overweight.
And the problem is.
The kids who are sick as -- obese as children -- going to be obese adults.
They're gonna get diabetes type that we don't usually see and and children with type two diabetes who is -- -- only an adult.
Their bones and joints are gonna have where intensity gonna have arthritis by the age of eighteen with a walking real pain in both Jordan's.
You're gonna have hard to -- accident earlier -- so.
The problem is to nip in the bud.
Because it translates into health care cost of long term.
Down the red now let's go back to on some new facts that show Americans drinking 20% more diet soda than they work.
Just fifteen years ago so you mentioned the fruit juice early on not going to go back to watered -- does that translate into -- down the road as you become teenagers and adults.
Regular sort of obsolete but pretty much parenting -- -- -- -- must be good reasons truce but actually has the same bad calories as a can of soda doses and can of Coke might have.
On the Diet Coke developing monitoring and DynCorp you can mention like I -- She -- mention that but it actually stimulates the pancreas is though was drinking and regular called the body gets fooled by the sweetness and it begins to.
Have the same processes that would have car if you took and Coca-Cola regular -- So how do you stop that habit bad for teenagers you know that parents say we're -- -- -- -- -- soda -- soda in general anymore.
How do you wean them off of that.
I think it's gonna be advertising -- need to partner with industry to develop sort of the -- good that's not necessarily is as filled with the sugar.
To have the advertisers not make them look so cool to -- sure everybody had to make -- look unquote too -- you're doing.
Through the body and -- It's it's a very tricky problem adults haven't been able to -- -- lose weight and how do we expect kids to be -- Who do not get drinking a diet -- for your breakfast idea that much -- Then -- -- together and I wouldn't think -- vitamin goes not gonna help you now need to sit down and have a nice balance the a couple of eggs some cereal and take the time right thank you very much sector Stephen are joining us.