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

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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? The four pillars of health. Lifestyle: Exercise: Attitude: Nutrition: how we live move think eat how we

4 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 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 Obesity 16.4% Overweight 18.2% 34.6%

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 wont be able to compete in global economy –Rising health care costs – addl $1,427 year –Workforce in poor health


12 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)

13 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

14 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

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 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

19 Parenting 101 A Childs 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 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 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 Behavior Learning Performance Energy Immune System Illness / Disease Actions

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 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

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 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

35 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

36 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

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

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