Did you know that America's overweight kids are now fighting adult diseases?
We all think our kids grow up too fast, but this is ridiculous! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of overweight children has doubled over the past two decades, and as a result, health concerns such as heart disease and what used to be called "adult onset diabetes" are springing up in American children. Since we all want to keep our kids safe and healthy, become your kid's "health idol" by modeling healthy behavior. Limit your screen time (both computer and television), and instead take the family for swing and slide sessions at the park. Do the "Commercial Break Boogie" by getting up and dancing during television ads. Enjoy an occasional family fast food feast, but choose low-fat options and don't supersize your servings. Take one step. It's never too late.