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We’re not paying enough attention to nutrition.

healthykidAs parents, we work hard to give our children every possible advantage in life. Yet too often we don't have the time (or don't make the time) to look after their nutritional health. We're too busy. We don't completely understand what eating right means ourselves. And we're battling some pretty formidable enemies such as junk food and fast food.

As a result, our children eat and drink too much sugar, consume too many empty calories, and don't eat enough of the good things they need - especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of this, our children will be at risk of developing degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke at a much younger age.

Here are a few startling statistics:

  • Less than 7% of all children and adolescents consume the recommended 3 servings of vegetables per day.
    • (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)
  • 1 child in 4 is obese.
    • (International Journal of Obesity)
  • Nearly 50% of obese adolescents remain obese as adults.
    • (International Journal of Obesity)
  • About 6% of elementary school children and 7% of adolescent children miss 11 or more days of school yearly due to illness or injury.
    • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • In the last 20 years, Type 2 diabetes has increased ten-fold.
    • (International Journal of Obesity)
  • By the age of 12, an estimated 70% of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
    • (Bogalusa Heart Study)
  • 3-7% of school age children suffer from ADHD.
    • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

We’re not paying enough attention to good nutrition and our children are paying the price.

Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study is dedicated to improving the state of children's health and nutrition around the world through its research and educational programs.

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Lynda Sloan Allen
1931 19th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960

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