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Teens Thrive w/ Trainers (Pedcast)


Not all of you have teenagers in your home but if you have children, you will some day so listen up. Has your preteen or teen gotten a little plump– have a few extra pounds stored up? This happens all to often in our culture. No wonder, with 40% of teens eating fast food daily! And those sugary drinks–they are ubiquitous. Each soda usually has the equivalent of 12 teaspoons of sugar. That’s a candy bar in each glass. No wonder 1/3 of children in America are overweight and 20% are obese. Can you imagine maintaining your healthy weight eating fast food and drinking soda every other day? Today, I thought we would talk about the obesity epidemic in America among children and tell you about an observation that I have made over my career that might be very useful for you if you have an overweight preteen or teen in your home.

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