The first weight management program dedicated to kids from 7 to 17 years old.
- As kids grow, the main goal is not weight loss, but a modification of the body composition:
- Stabilization/decrease of body fat
- Increase of muscle mass, water, and bones.
- They are our best customers:
- They have common sense.
- They ask the right questions.
- They have fun with our programs with games, quizzes, and videos in a weekly basis.
- They can be coached individually or in pair.
“RESO is learning how to eat the food I like at the appropriate time.” Anthony S., 11-year old
Sugar & Diet Drinks
- High sugar consumption is tied to so many mental disorders it’s hard to list them all. They include lower IQ, anxiety, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, depression, eating disorders, fatigue, and learning difficulties.
- The San Antonio Heart Study has shown that people who drink more than 21 diet drinks a week are twice as likely to become overweight or obese than people who don’t drink them.
- The problem with sugar and sweeteners is they can overstimulate sugar receptors, so it’s possible you would find less intensely sweet foods like fruit not as appealing and vegetables practically repulsive.
America is feeding its children like they’re special ops
- Everything in the kids’ lunchboxes had military origins or influence — the bread, the sandwich meat, juice pouches, cheesy crackers, goldfish crackers and energy bars.
- Even if we look at fresh items like grapes and carrots, the Army was involved in developing packaging for fruits and vegetables.
- In a larger sense, we estimate that 50 percent of items in today’s markets were influenced by the military.
Let's Move Campaign Case
Virginia Tech Study 2016
- First lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program is making the poorer children it’s supposed to help more likely to become overweight, according to new government-funded research.
- Dr. Wen You, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, says, “The group of kids who were from low income families and chose to participate in both school meals and school breakfast and school lunch programs. They are the most vulnerable group.”
- Nationally, 1,000 schools have been studied and more than 20,000 children have had their weight monitored.
- Source: WWLP 22News
USDA New Guidelines 2017
- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a rollback of a few aspects of the rules:
- The limit on sodium will now stay at its current level, rather than dropping this year as previously planned.
- Schools are allowed to serve 1-percent fat milk, rather than only skim milk.
- According to USDA Statistics, Whole milk availability dropped to 5.4 gallons per person in 2012, almost a quarter of 1970’s 25.3 gallons.
- In addition, lower fat milk availability has leveled off to an average of 14 gallons per person since 1998.
- The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s.
- Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity. Source: CDC, 2017
Children’s Physical Activity
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts periodic surveys of physical activity levels based on self-reports.
- These show a slight increase in reported activity levels from 1990 to 1998.
- The CDC also asks questions about leisure-time sedentary behavior.
- The responses indicate a slight decline in inactivity from 1988 to 2008.
- Additional CDC surveys record small increases in physical activity among men and women from 2001 to 2005.
- But other investigators report slight decreases in activity and slight increases in inactivity among ninth- and tenth-grade boys and among both black and white girls between the ages of nine and nineteen.
- To try to make sense of the conflicting data, Australian investigators reviewed every study they could find on levels of physical activity but observed that almost none had collected baseline data on Childhood activity from the earlier years.
Without a baseline, they could not identify a trend.
- They noted, however, that today’s declining rates of active transport (walking, cycling), school physical education, and organized sports constitute what they call an “activity toxic” environment for kids.