Can it be true that the fights parents have with schools about school lunches – should really be vice versa? Should schools really start fighting with parents who send their kids back to school with higher BMI let alone loss of learning throughout the summer? Schools may have a bone to pick with summer breaks. Don’t judge it just yet – read these articles to decide whether schools need to start fighting back.
- According a USA Today report, “The result, studies suggest, is that summer is now prime time for excess weight gain — a serious health issue in a country where one third of children and teens are overweight or obese.” >>Read more here.
- Wait – What? According to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital ” Triple weight in summer vs the school year? Much has been said about school lunches and the contributions they’re making to the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. Yet new, surprising research has emerged showing that children’s average weight gain triples during the summer versus the school year.” >>Read more here.
- The Cleveland Clinic weighs in as well, “Most folks assume that kids are spending their summer months exercising and playing outdoors, but according to the CDC, various studies have shown the rate of weight gain in some children tends to double during the summer months. Karen Vargo, M.D. gives tips for keeping kids active when school isn’t in session.” >>Watch the video here.
Key: Invite your child to a healthy life! There are many tools you can use and ZisBoomBah is just one of many! Find ways to invite, engage and invigorate your children this summer. Read about healthy snacks or play some healthy games!