2What is L.E.A.N.®?SIMPLE, PRACTICAL and INTERACTIVE educational WORKSHOPS that teach parents basic behaviors that will EMPOWER them to raise healthy children.
3What does L.E.A.N. stand for? Lifestyle:livehow weExercise:movehow weAttitude:thinkhow weNutrition:eathow weThe four pillars of health.
4Dr. Bill Sears 35 years as a practicing pediatrician An expert on family nutritionAmerica’s most trusted source for child-rearing* infoRenowned authorOver 40 Books & numerous scientific articlesMore than 100 television appearances, including:Dr. Phil, Oprah, 20/20, CNN, Dateline, etc.Medical and parenting consultantParenting & Baby Talk MagazinesPopular “askdrsears.com” websiteAlso . . .Overweight as a childSurvived stage 4 colon cancer as an adult* Parenting/Baby Talk Survey
5Sean Foy, M.A. Exercise Physiologist & Behavioral Coach President, Personal Wellness CorporationCo-author ofDr. Sears’ LEAN Kids book & curriculumDr. Sears’ LEAN Start ProgramAuthor – 10 Minute Total Body Makeover
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
9Obesity FactsIn the past year, adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, only DC saw decline2/3 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 1970Ages 6-11 x 4Ages 12 – 19 x 3Obesity during pregnancy increases risks, plus the size and future of baby
10The Cost of Obesity Affects us all! Matter of National Security!Kids too FAT to join and perform in the militaryLess than 1/3 of kids engage in vigorous activity$147,000,000 obesity-related medical costs10 % of all annual medical spending.We won’t be able to compete in global economyRising health care costs – add’l $1,427 yearWorkforce in poor health
11NUTRITION DEFICIT DISORDERS Big ConcernsNUTRITION DEFICIT DISORDERS
12Nutrition Deficit Disorder (NDD) Nutrition affects a child’s LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, ATHLETISISM & HEALTHThin does not equal healthyNDD has physical and mental affectsADHD, developmental delays, depression, learning disabilities, allergic diseases, inflammatory diseases (e.g., dermatitis, colitis, bronchitis)
13Food 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
14Performance & Learning BEFOREAFTERA 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
16Disease & Death RatesObesity is related to more than 20 major chronic diseases.1 in 3 adults have some form of heart disease – kids have onsetMore than 80 million Americans have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabeticObese children are 2X more likely to die prematurely before the age of 55
18What we know Traditional approaches don’t work Program failuresObesity rate growthIncentives only work while in placeCurrent solutions not sustainableFood Pyramid failsQuantity vs. qualityConfusing & ineffectiveAssociated 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
20Formula for Creating Change Develop a paradigm shiftLifestyle vs. dietMental and physicalInstill the desire for change – hot buttonsMake it simple and funThe right focusParents and caregiversMultifaceted – community, school, etc.Prevention, intervention, and accountability
23Why L.E.A.N. Educates the decision maker – the parent Simple and easy to understandProvides a “trusted source”Tackles issues of childhood obesity, disease prevention and wellnessProven results
24Parents 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.
25Why L.E.A.N.Parents are confident they implement learned behaviors with their families.
26Ask 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
27Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. is: All about education Not a franchiseNot a business opportunityNot multi-level marketingNot affiliated with any productFocused on changing lives
28“The best gift you can give a child is the gift of health.” William Sears, M.D.
30L.E.A.N.® ProgramsFun 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.
31L.E.A.N. Start Fun and easy to incorporate into everyday life Is easy to learn and implementFun and easy to incorporate into everyday lifePractical tools to take homeTargets parents with children ages 3 to12Six hours of instruction over 6 or 3 weeksClass applicationsCommunity focused educationParent UniversitiesCounty health initiativesFaith-based groupsMedical centers & practicesCorporate wellness programs
32L.E.A.N. EssentialsCondensed Course for the Time-Strapped and Skeptical2 Hours of Instruction…FunClass ApplicationsA Great First Step ProgramHome BasedSmall & Big GroupsFundamentals
34Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods “go”Foods that are grownColorfulUsually can be eaten rawHelp you growIncludes all fruits and vegetablesEat as much as you want
35Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods Yellow means “slow down”Okay to eat every day, but not too muchHave more calories than Green Light FoodsUsually have more fat or sugar than Green Light FoodsIncludes things like pasta, rice, bread, nuts, yogurt, low fat cheese, & chicken
36Traffic Light Eating ~ Red Light Foods Red means “stop and think”Make a different choice or eat a smaller portionLower in nutrients & higher in caloriesIncludes foods with artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils or trans-fatHigh in fat and/or sugarIncludes foods like butter, cookies, donuts, white bread, soda, ham and other fatty meats
37Building a healthier world, one family at a time!