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But let's talk about something a little bit serious but if you're doing any cooking over the weekend I really want you to keep this in mind -- you know the childhood obesity problem is epidemic.
And our kids do what we do so if we get a little bit healthier they might soon.
Joining us to talk about this -- brush who is a Fox News health news -- -- Lauren -- haven't -- wanted to see you again you know this I mean we can't stress enough how important it is to teach our kids how to -- they probably won't learn from their friends they probably won't learned at school and they have all these magazines that they really weren't all that.
Kids their age are perfect and skinny and we don't want eating disorder -- And the researchers and I spoke to you said that parents are often key players when it comes to you.
You know helping her -- with obesity so what they did was days sorted through a bunch of factors that are commonly associated with obesity.
And they came up with just a couple of is about five or six environmental factors that are.
Pretty good at calculating the likelihood that we get them up then I have you describe -- -- -- is maternal BMI which be would be like the mom's -- are you gonna tell us how to calculate the Myers and I.
Yeah I can do airline but it's it takes into account your height -- your weight.
Lake and normal BMI arrangement say between 2125.
-- -- and then.
Thirty is kind of overweight obese range like that so parents -- -- importance not just -- BMI but principally in -- as important as well.
And then an eternal the -- -- -- is also important line on well they.
And if you have a mom who is unemployed or you know I was kind of at the lower.
-- the chain.
I she makes less money so that's typically associated with little cheaper foods more sugary food stuff like that.
For a mom who.
It's not like at the top you know very blade professional working mom she can afford to kind of -- -- healthier foods her child to stuff like that.
On and then gestation a smoking so if you smoke while you're pregnant which I think I'm sure a lot of moms -- avoid but if you do that that's also associated with obesity.
And then the baby's birth weight of course -- taken to.
That's an -- yes so what when you have all of these.
Factors put together which you sources say imperial college school of public health which I'm not familiar with you know where they are very -- and -- in -- act.
I would be completely different.
Fish and chips.
And it's it's also pointing out that they got this.
Stay up from eight for thousands of kids study in Finland.
So it's technically not based on an American population.
However they did come up with a calculator specifically -- American population and then kind of takes into consideration some of the same things.
So since we haven't given the calculation for BMI.
It's useful to know that the mother and father play a role no yes can argue over whose fault it is that their child is overweight.
But what real tips do you have for parents going into this weekend let's say in particular.
The weather's cold in many areas of the country people are looking for comfort food and -- -- recently have the most incredible macaroni and cheese I could imagine.
I don't get shout out to Karen Lindsey who may or may not be watching that she's an awesome -- -- three cheeses.
But I don't eat like that all the time some parents did well did they change.
1 thing that I am the professor Spencer professor Jacqueline from the -- Imperial college of London said that.
Prevention is key when it comes to preventing childhood obesity because childhood obesity is -- -- -- students' health problems such as cardiovascular disease type two diabetes.
-- so it's important to start young and she says that as.
As soon as they're boring what you put it -- you -- your child is important and can play a role later in her life so you know.
Try and give them more healthy foods even when there you know.
Breastfeeding and stuff like that because once they become obese.
It's really tough to -- get the -- -- so she's advocating that this calculator can help parents.
Understand a likelihood.
Of their child becoming -- -- and then they can start.
I think -- the child -- -- OK so I would recommend to people who want more information.
Read your article at foxnews.com.
Right in and we have that in.
Have a calculator here -- while I think what we're putting yet.
So it's so there's an yeah there's an -- it's not gonna happen it's linked to -- I have two innings and then you can also download.
The excel file that has an American -- population in -- Taking a great nation so specifics folks if you want to try to get this situation under control it's one family at a time -- -- We can each do our part exact thing thanks so much for bringing to us -- -- from Fox News health.
Which is available online lots of other health topics -- -- in fact.
Sunday Sunday house call I'll be hosting fox.
News headquarters and we'll have doctor Simonyi and doctor -- weighing in -- a lot of important topics 10:30 AM Sunday right here.
On the Fox News Channel OK well thank you so much Lauren.