News

Obesity Awareness Integrated In PHS Advocacy

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

Across the nation, an alarming trend has shown obesity rates in children have skyrocketed in comparison to previous generations. Due to lack of exercise, poor nourishment, and lack of portion control, the children of today are faced with shorter life expectancies than their parents.

 

On a daily basis, Primary Health Solutions’ providers and dieticians actively work with overweight and obese children to supply education and dietary plans to give every patient an opportunity at a healthier life.

 

With 1 in 3 American children being overweight or obese, it is important to know the risks during these crucial developing years. Problems include: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and immediate risk of heart disease.

 

One thing our registered dieticians advocate for is education starting at home. Showing the difference between healthy and unhealthy options can be extremely beneficial to teach a young mind. Our patient’s needs are addressed by a case-by-case basis.

 

By making small changes such as preventing your child’s screen time, encouraging outdoor activities, including fruits & vegetables in every meal, or even signing your child up for athletic activities can help.

 

We believe that the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese can be prevented through streamlined measures whether it is at home or at school. Something as simple as providing a nutritious lunch can be a large improvement.

 

Primary Health Solutions continues to strive in providing patient-centered services through our medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services. We’re proud to recognize our dieticians in celebration of spreading the good news about better nourishment and dietary options.

 

For more information on National Childhood Obesity Awareness, go here:

https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/SeptemberToolkit.aspx