Beyond. Health and Wellness Magazine July 2016 - Page 9

and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. • Kids eat on average more sugar than adults, almost double, even though they weigh, on average, a third of what adults do. Benefits of Healthy Nutrition for Children • Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is essential for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity, dental caries, iron deficiency, and osteoporosis along with reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. • Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with an improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood. Consequences of a Poor Diet • A poor diet can lead to energy imbalance and can increase one’s risk for becoming overweight and obesity. • A poor diet can increase the risk certain cancers, such as lung, esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and prostate cancers. • Individuals who eat fast food one or more times per week are at increased risk for weight gain and obesity. • Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can result in weight gain, overweight, and obesity. • Hunger and food insecurity (i.e., reduced food intake and disrupted eating p ѕɹ͔͕́)́䁅ѡȁɕͽɍ́)Ёɕ͔ѡɥͬȁݕ)хՅ䁅չɹɥѥ%()ɸɥѥѥٕ䁅)ٕɅѠѥٕٔа)͍əɵ()Q͔ɵɕ́ٔ)хЁȁ-ѡ币-居Ѽ)ɕєո)չɕٔ%Ё)ЁIܸ+q=ٕȁѡЁ$ٔ)ѕ́ɕ́܁Ѽٔ)ɔɝ镐ٕ́䁕ѥѡ)́͹̳t́ѡ͕)ѡȁѥɥѥչ͕ȸ+q=ѡͥЁ݅́ѼЁѡ)ɥѥمՔ́͹́)ѼɅєɔեٕ̳́t)́-居)qɅߊtəհեٕ́)ɕ́ѡЁѡѠ)ɽɥ́Ёѡѥɔ+q-́ձ́ɔѥمѕѡݽɐ+aɝ䳊dѡͅѡ)Ёɝ䁅܁ѼЁɔи)-́eЁɕ䁍ɔЁɑم͍ձ)͕͔ɉ䁙ѽ̸ Ё)ѡ䁍ոѕȁݕ)͍Qӊéѡ)ͅѡЁݥɕ)ݥѠѡɕѕЁгt͡)̸ͅ((((0