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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.
What does L.E.A.N. stand for? The four pillars of health. Lifestyle: Exercise: Attitude: Nutrition: how we live move think eat how we
Dr. Bill Sears 35 years as a practicing pediatrician An expert on family nutrition Americas 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 askdrsears.com website Also... – Overweight as a child – Survived stage 4 colon cancer as an adult * Parenting/Baby Talk Survey
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
Big Concerns OBESITY
F as in Fat (2010). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Obesity 16.4% Overweight 18.2% 34.6%
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
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 wont be able to compete in global economy –Rising health care costs – addl $1,427 year –Workforce in poor health
Big Concerns NUTRITION DEFICIT DISORDERS
Nutrition Deficit Disorder (NDD) Nutrition affects a childs 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)
Food and a Childs 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
Performance & Learning A six year old childs handwriting on a Junk Food diet. Six year old childs handwriting after one month of *change in diet. BEFORE AFTER *An increase in Omega-3s was used to illustrate the change in diet. Oxford-Durham Study Results
Big Concerns THE FUTURE?
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
Addressing the Problem
What we know Traditional approaches dont 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
Parenting 101 A Childs Education Begins with Educating the Parents Robert Doman Jr. – Founder/Director, The National Association for Child Development
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
education Education is the Solution
The L.E.A.N. Difference
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
Why L.E.A.N. Parents believe information learned in L.E.A.N. Start is very useful.
Why L.E.A.N. Parents are confident they implement learned behaviors with their families.
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
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
The best gift you can give a child is the gift of health. William Sears, M.D.
A Holistic Approach Attitude Behavior Learning Performance Energy Immune System Illness / Disease Actions
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.
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 L.E.A.N. Start
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
Traffic Light Eating
Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods Foods that are grown Colorful Usually can be eaten raw Help you grow Includes all fruits and vegetables Eat as much as you want go
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 Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow 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 Traffic Light Eating ~ Red Light Foods
Building a healthier world, one family at a time!