SOME INTERESTING FACTS …

SOME INTERESTING FACTS …..

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood obesity in the US has increased 20% despite a decrease in fat consumption and little change in calorie intake.

1-5 American children are currently overweight!!

Quote from Dr. Samuel Abbate …

“The consequences of denying the body exercise are just as severe as depriving it of food, water, or oxygen; it just takes longer to see the consequences.

Quote from Rae Pica, Movement Specialist, More Movement, Smarter Kids ….


“It is a huge mistake to think the mind and body are separate entities.  The truth is that the domains of child development – physical, social, emotional and cognitive – simply do not mature separately from one another.  There’s an overlap and interrelatedness among them.  And children do not differentiate among

thinking

feeling

moving.

Thus, when a child learns something related to one domain, it impacts the others.