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1 Welcome!

2 What is L.E.A.N.®? SIMPLE, PRACTICAL and INTERACTIVE educational WORKSHOPS that teach parents basic behaviors that will EMPOWER them to raise healthy children.

3 What does L.E.A.N. stand for?
Lifestyle: live how we Exercise: move how we Attitude: think how we Nutrition: eat how we The four pillars of health.

4 Dr. Bill Sears 35 years as a practicing pediatrician
An expert on family nutrition America’s most trusted source for child-rearing* info Renowned author Over 40 Books & numerous scientific articles More than 100 television appearances, including: Dr. Phil, Oprah, 20/20, CNN, Dateline, etc. Medical and parenting consultant Parenting & Baby Talk Magazines Popular “” website Also . . . Overweight as a child Survived stage 4 colon cancer as an adult * Parenting/Baby Talk Survey

5 Sean Foy, M.A. Exercise Physiologist & Behavioral Coach
President, Personal Wellness Corporation Co-author of Dr. Sears’ LEAN Kids book & curriculum Dr. Sears’ LEAN Start Program Author – 10 Minute Total Body Makeover

6 Big Concerns OBESITY

7 “F as in Fat” (2010). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

8 “F as in Fat” (2010). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Obesity % Overweight 18.2% 34.6% “F as in Fat” (2010). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

9 Obesity Facts In the past year, adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, only DC saw decline 2/3 of adults and 1/3 of children and teens are currently obese or overweight. Since 1980, the number of obese adults has doubled. Skyrocketing numbers with obese children since 1970 Ages 6-11 x 4 Ages 12 – 19 x 3 Obesity during pregnancy increases risks, plus the size and future of baby

10 The Cost of Obesity Affects us all!
Matter of National Security! Kids too FAT to join and perform in the military Less than 1/3 of kids engage in vigorous activity $147,000,000 obesity-related medical costs 10 % of all annual medical spending. We won’t be able to compete in global economy Rising health care costs – add’l $1,427 year Workforce in poor health


12 Nutrition Deficit Disorder (NDD)
Nutrition affects a child’s LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, ATHLETISISM & HEALTH Thin does not equal healthy NDD has physical and mental affects ADHD, developmental delays, depression, learning disabilities, allergic diseases, inflammatory diseases (e.g., dermatitis, colitis, bronchitis)

13 Food and a Child’s Brain
Junk food can cause neurotransmitters (which pass along information) to function improperly. Smart food allows information to be processed correctly which enables children to function at their optimal level

14 Performance & Learning
BEFORE AFTER A six year old child’s handwriting on a Junk Food diet. Six year old child’s handwriting after one month of *change in diet. *An increase in Omega-3’s was used to illustrate the change in diet. Oxford-Durham Study Results

15 Big Concerns THE FUTURE?

16 Disease & Death Rates Obesity is related to more than 20 major chronic diseases. 1 in 3 adults have some form of heart disease – kids have onset More than 80 million Americans have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic Obese children are 2X more likely to die prematurely before the age of 55

17 Addressing the Problem

18 What we know Traditional approaches don’t work
Program failures Obesity rate growth Incentives only work while in place Current solutions not sustainable Food Pyramid fails Quantity vs. quality Confusing & ineffective Associated Press reports that after spending over $1,000,000,000 to change the way kids eat, of the 57 government programs, only 4 showed any moderate signs of success

19 “A Child’s Education Begins with Educating the Parents”
Parenting 101 “A Child’s Education Begins with Educating the Parents” Robert Doman Jr. – Founder/Director, The National Association for Child Development

20 Formula for Creating Change
Develop a paradigm shift Lifestyle vs. diet Mental and physical Instill the desire for change – hot buttons Make it simple and fun The right focus Parents and caregivers Multifaceted – community, school, etc. Prevention, intervention, and accountability

21 Education is the Solution

22 The L.E.A.N. Difference

23 Why L.E.A.N. Educates the decision maker – the parent
Simple and easy to understand Provides a “trusted source” Tackles issues of childhood obesity, disease prevention and wellness Proven results

24 Parents believe information learned in L.E.A.N. Start is very useful.
Why L.E.A.N. Parents believe information learned in L.E.A.N. Start is very useful.

25 Why L.E.A.N. Parents are confident they implement learned behaviors with their families.

26 Ask a Parent “I learned a lot with regard to nutrition. I also learned how to read labels before buying anything… it really helped me change my eating habits. I hope there will be more of these classes to benefit our families.” L.E.A.N. Start Parent

27 Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. is: All about education
Not a franchise Not a business opportunity Not multi-level marketing Not affiliated with any product Focused on changing lives

28 “The best gift you can give a child is the gift of health.”
William Sears, M.D.

29 A Holistic Approach Attitude Immune Behavior System Illness / Disease
Actions Illness / Disease Learning Energy Performance

30 L.E.A.N.® Programs Fun and interactive educational workshop for parents and caregivers with children ages 3 to 12 years old. Condensed version of L.E.A.N. Start for busy parents. Teaches those preparing for pregnancy, expecting and nursing mothers how to care for themselves and their babies.

31 L.E.A.N. Start Fun and easy to incorporate into everyday life
Is easy to learn and implement Fun and easy to incorporate into everyday life Practical tools to take home Targets parents with children ages 3 to12 Six hours of instruction over 6 or 3 weeks Class applications Community focused education Parent Universities County health initiatives Faith-based groups Medical centers & practices Corporate wellness programs

32 L.E.A.N. Essentials Condensed Course for the Time-Strapped and Skeptical 2 Hours of Instruction…Fun Class Applications A Great First Step Program Home Based Small & Big Groups Fundamentals

33 Traffic Light Eating

34 Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods
“go” Foods that are grown Colorful Usually can be eaten raw Help you grow Includes all fruits and vegetables Eat as much as you want

35 Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods
Yellow means “slow down” Okay to eat every day, but not too much Have more calories than Green Light Foods Usually have more fat or sugar than Green Light Foods Includes things like pasta, rice, bread, nuts, yogurt, low fat cheese, & chicken

36 Traffic Light Eating ~ Red Light Foods
Red means “stop and think” Make a different choice or eat a smaller portion Lower in nutrients & higher in calories Includes foods with artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils or trans-fat High in fat and/or sugar Includes foods like butter, cookies, donuts, white bread, soda, ham and other fatty meats

37 Building a healthier world,
one family at a time!

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