Childhood Obesity Book for Children Wages War on Scary Obesity Statistics
QUEENSLAND, Australia June, 2012 – Statistics about child obesity in Australia have led to one very alarming projection for the future – if obesity in children remains unchecked, about 80% of Australian adults and a third of all children will be overweight or obese by the year 2020. Childhood obesity in Australia and other parts of the world has experienced a significant increase during the past few years. The Australian government says an estimated 1.5 million people under the age of 18 (or 20-25% of Australian children) are considered overweight or obese.* www.childhoodobesityanswers.com/
The Australian government says that the proportion of overweight or obese children in Australian is increasing at an accelerating rate. This pattern, showing up since the 1980’s, is similar worldwide. Children are getting less aerobic exercise, with the amount of aerobic fitness decreasing at about .4% a year, and meanwhile, obesity levels in the population doubled between 1985 and 1997.*
In Australian schools, physical and health education is not up to scratch and the staggering truth is that 50% of these obese adolescents continue through life as obese adults. Studies have also revealed that energy imbalance is the main cause of childhood obesity. Aussie kids are consuming high energy foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates and yet they lead a sedentary lifestyle with little or no exercise.
Sharon Cooper, a stroke survivor who has written two critically acclaimed children’s books, is outraged by these figures and has embarked on a quest to educate Aussie children about the truth behind childhood obesity and the dangers of junk food. Her second book ‘Superfood Spike and the Fart of Jimmy Junkfood’ educates children about healthy eating in an entertaining way that children can relate to.
As a mother to two children she politely describes as “fussy eaters”, Sharon understands firsthand the battle parents have with their children to convince them to embrace healthy eating. Using her book – ‘Superfood Spike and the Fart of Jimmy Junkfood’ – Sharon elicits laughter from kids and their parents as they explore the wonderful world of healthy eating and superfoods together.
Follow Superfood Spike’s quest to teach Jimmy Junkfood the wonders of superfoods and healthy eating with ‘Superfood Spike and the Fart of Jimmy Junkfood’, available online at www.childhoodobesityanswers.com/.
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