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You are what you eat!

Nutrition, health brain, healthy body

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I’m sure you have all heard the saying “you are what you eat!”

Allow me to share with you some interesting figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

In 2014-15, 27% of children aged between 5-17 years, were overweight!

Of the 27% that were overweight, 7% of them were obese.

68% of children eat the recommended daily servings of fruit.

Only 5% of children eat the recommended daily servings of vegetables.

Recommended servings per day are: 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables.

I personally, would increase these recommendations!

The major risk factor for developing heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes is obesity.

So your children are what you feed them!

Debilitating chronic diseases are preventable. What you do today for your children, will help them tomorrow.

Along with a healthy nutrition, modifiable risk factors that can safeguard your child’s health now and in the future are: daily exercise, practising relaxation techniques and having a good sleep routine.

Help your child now.

Prepare healthy meals together.

Enjoy eating healthy foods as a family.