Here at Peas of Mind we have always focused on creating healthy and innovative food for growing kids. Foods like traditional pizza and fries are quick, easy and fun to eat however, when you look at the ingredients and calories there is no wonder America's youth is suffering from obesity. In an excerpt from an article featured in the Huffington Post today, it appears the Military is also deeply concerned about childhood obesity and its long term affects on their recruiting efforts.
"The folks that are going to enter the military in 2025 are in school right now. So it's up to us to ensure that when those children reach the age of between 17 and 24 that they are ready or eligible to join the military," Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Norman Seip, told Reuters.(1)
Making sure that we feed our kids nutrient-rich foods and encourage regular physical fitness is our first defense against childhood obesity. Do you have any "house rules" with regards to food or physical fitness? What are ways that you ensure your family gets the exercise it needs to stay heart healthy?
(1) Huffington Post 9/25/12