One Punky Mama
Navigating the Mosh Pit of Life
August 25, 2013
Kate Vail says
August 26, 2013 at 10:05 am
It’s terrible how parents today (not all, just the guilty ones) refuse to find time to actually COOK for their family. It’s not just kids that are suffering, we ALL are. It makes me very upset to see that infants, INFANTS, drink soda. Are you KIDDING??? Wake up and take care of your family!
Carissa Joslyn says
August 26, 2013 at 11:11 am
This is really sad and a huge eye opener. I consider myself average now that I’ve had two kids, my oldest son is part Filipino and his dad was only 110 lbs at 19 (when i was with him) so my son is tiny shrimpy 3 year old, but my youngest is part Hawaiian and hes a bit more on the chunky side, not fat..but he has that Hawaiian stature about him, and he was over 9lbs at birth.
I need to loose weight myself, but i always feed my kids healthy, and everything.
Kristen Biehl says
August 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm
As a teacher, I’d say another huge health risk is the amount of energy drinks kids consume in lieu of sleeping.
August 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm
So sad but so true. My teen walks home from school as it’s the only time she gets to excercise due to homework. She rarely eats school lunches, they are healthier than a few years ago but still not as good as I can do!
sybrina westmoreland says
August 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm
I was reading the other day where our kids have a lower life expertly then we do.Don’t just think you have it make sure. Mental wellness is a big part of their health also. Teach how to reduce stress eat right and healthy love the almighty and all the ways to be happy and healthy.
Lisa Ehrman says
August 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm
That’s a lot of shocking statistics! Wow. Babies drinking soda….that’s terrible!
Robin Wilson says
August 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm
These stats tend to make me wonder if television was such a great invention after all. Every decade since it seems that Americans have gotten more and more overweight. First the adults and now the children. But I didn’t realize that it was as bad as it is. Happy to share the information!
Sarah L says
August 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Vending machines need to have healthy snacks & drinks.
Toni Cosgrove says
August 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm
Wouldnt it be great that parents of kids who are overweight had to take nutrition classes…some really dont know what the are doing wrong or how to get kids to be more active. When m kids were young the thought desert was fruit and popcorn…they still love fruits more than candy
Diana Ward says
August 27, 2013 at 2:44 am
In my family childhood obesity has never been a problem, I worked hard to feed them a healthy diet and we lived in the country so they got exercise. But my first husband was overweight for most of his life and my three children by him have all had obesity problems as adults. Two of them have had surgery for it. How much is genetic and how much bad eating habits? Who knows?
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August 27, 2013 at 3:39 am
Those statistics sure are eye-opening! We are definitely headed toward disaster as a country if nothing is done to stop this unhealthy lifestyle.
sandra davis says
August 27, 2013 at 9:59 am
pretty scary. Really makes you think!!!
Debra S says
August 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I understand if one lives in the inner city- how hard it would be to get the kids OUT to play!
BUT what I am seeing even in MY tiny small town, is everyone living in FEAR. Fear fear fear… they are AFRAID to let their kids outside. OH my gosh! even at 10 or 11.. oh I can’t let them bike or skate around town! TOO dangerous!
Everything is too dangerous!!! bmx bike jumping.. oh they might get hurt! And the over- manicured lawns, and even in their backyards.. Perfection! But nowhere for the boys to get rowdy and built forts and dig for pirate treasure, etc..
And it is super easy to open up some package and throw it at the kids.. it is harder to prepare things…. so people take the easy way out.
I am gratified I fed my kids right and they had a great childhood- lots of outside time.
Tom Jamieson says
August 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm
As a child who struggled with my weight, I am still struggling to this day. It’s very tough to overcome if it’s all you have ever known.
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August 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm
I’m so glad that I have never seen anyone give an infant soda, because I would have to say something to them…unbelievable!!! Things are so different than when I was a kid. Growing up the only fast food we had, was we would get pizza once a week. The only time we went to McDonalds for some place like that was when we vacationed once or twice a year. But even then, it was only once or twice, my parents didn’t really fast food places. Now it is an everyday thing for some kids….
August 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm
One in five infants drink soda? Is this for real????
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Heather Powell says
August 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm
I have battled obesity my entire life. Part is genetics and part is very unhealthy eating habits. I think we need a lot more attention on this subject or more kids and young adults are going to start with adult illnesses and death sooner.
sandy weinstein says
August 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm
it is amazing to me how fat and out of shape kids are today. when i go to the store and see heavyweight parent and the kids are overweight and they are buying they candy, cookies, etc. it seems the parents just want to appease their kids so they buy them junk food to keep them quiet. the parents need to be educated as well. even in the schools it was noted that they kids did not want healthy lunches in a recent survey here. the kids that were entitled to free lunches did not take advantage of them b/c the wanted junk food.
August 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm
This may be an eye opener to lots of people. But I think kids sit and watch TV and play video games and are on the computer or cell phones way to much. They dont want to get out and exercise and do things hardly
August 31, 2013 at 7:36 am
1 in 5 infants drink soda!? Oh my that is ridiculous!! Who sits there and is like “lets give my child soda” as an infant? That didn’t even cross my mind when our son was an infant. My husband has soda when he was little because that is the only thing he could keep down (he had really bad GERD and the one flap wouldn’t stay closed) but he was in and out of hospitals and was tiny. It was basically the only thing that kept him hydrated when he was an infant (I believe it was the syrup in the Pepsi that kept things down). I grew up in a house without soda (except for like birthdays or if we went to the health food store and got the all natural kind). I don’t see why people like it really…it’s too sweet. I like the natural kind and that is all I really allow in the house if we do have any.
michelle oakley warner says
September 2, 2013 at 8:25 am
wow this is crazy, if you do look around our young children are alot heavier than we were growing up, our kids are much more lazy and dont want to go outside, but on the other side, it is scary to let them go outside to play, anything can happen.great post, im sharing with all of my friends
krystal rivera says
September 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Things are so different than when I was a kid. Growing up the only fast food we had, was we would get pizza once a week. The only time we went to McDonalds for some place like that was when we vacationed once or twice a year
Anita L says
September 4, 2013 at 7:11 am
These statistics are awful and should be an eye opener to everyone. It really does not surprise me with all the fast food available. Sad that these habits will follow children into their adult lives.
September 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm
These are some very eye-opening facts, such a shame we aren’t doing better by our kids!
Kristina L.. says
September 9, 2013 at 1:50 am
This is very sad. It is the combo of the changing world, sad to say but a lot of kids are lazier because of the games systems and computers, I hardly ever see kids playing outside.
Starla Bates says
September 11, 2013 at 1:21 am
So many shocking statistics. So sad, so very true!
Calien Laure says
September 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm
I hadn’t realized that things had gotten worse since I went to school. I guess I assumed that since we knew better about nutrition now than we did 20+ years ago, our schools would improve. It is sad that we are allowing children to eat poorly while away from home - and all the cafeteria food does play a large impact. How many times did you see kids sticking with just the tater tots, because they were considered the only edible food in the lunch line?
Kate McAtee says
September 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Super scary stuff! 1 in 5 infants drink soda nearly killed me! Really great infographic, thanks for sharing!
Becky S says
September 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm
That is child abuse to feed your infant soda!
Jenny Mason Snyder says
September 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Scary. 1 in 5 infants drink soda.
Makes me want to take the kids to the park every day to exercise. I remember in the summer as a kid we would go outside to play from sun up to sundown.
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