Presentation on theme: "Nutrition 101. Why Are We Here? Obesity is the #1 health problem facing our children today Nearly 1 in 3 children & adolescents are overweight or at risk."— Presentation transcript:
Why Are We Here? Obesity is the #1 health problem facing our children today Nearly 1 in 3 children & adolescents are overweight or at risk of being overweight –Rates are higher among African Americans & Latinos Overweight + obesity rates among children*: –Downey: 40.1% –Norwalk/La Mirada: 46.5% –Bellflower: 42.7% If current trends continue, our children may be the 1 st generation to have a shorter life span than their parents! * Data source: “Overweight and Obesity Among Children by California Cities, 2010.”
Obesity Related Problems Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Insulin Resistance Type 2 Diabetes Certain types of Cancers Sleep apnea Premature death Depression Respiratory Difficulties Skin Problems Stroke Chronic Musculo- skeletal problems Gallbladder disease Osteoarthritis Increased surgical risk
The #1 source of added sugar in the American diet is sugary drinks Foods to Reduce: Sugar
Health Consequences Strong evidence shows that children and adolescents who consume more sugary drinks have higher body weight compared to those who drink less. 5 5. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; December 2010.
Sugary Drinks Overview Each year, the average California adolescent consumes the equivalent of 39 pounds of sugar from sugary drinks. 5 5. Babey SH, Jones M, Yu H, Goldstein H. Bubbling over: Soda consumption and its link to obesity in California. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Public Health Advocacy; 2009.
Sugary Drinks Overview Adults who drink one or more sugary drinks a day are 27% more likely to be overweight than adults who do not drink sugary drinks. 5 5. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; December 2010.
Sugary Drinks Overview In California: 62% of adolescents 41% of children 24% of adults Drink one or more sodas per day. 6 6. Babey SH, Jones M, Yu H, Goldstein H. Bubbling over: Soda consumption and its link to obesity in California. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Public Health Advocacy; 2009.
Super Size 233 calories 20 ounces 76 calories 6.5 ounces 40 years ago Now And sometimes even… 466 calories 40 ounces
REAL FRUIT BEATS FRUIT JUICE 1 medium-sized apple 60 calories 3 grams of fiber Helps you feel full 1 cup (8 oz.) of apple juice 110 calories No fiber Doesn’t fill you up
Reading the Nutrition Label How many teaspoons of sugar do you think is in a typical 20 ounce bottle of soda? Answer: 17 teaspoons of sugar – or more.
Reading a Nutrition Facts Label How many servings per container are in the bottle? Answer: One serving. How much sugar is listed? Answer: 69 grams of sugar. How many teaspoons is that?
Calculating Teaspoons Grams of sugar ÷ 4 = teaspoons of sugar 69 grams of sugar ÷ 4 = 17 teaspoons of sugar Note that this is per serving. Teaspoons of sugar per serving x Servings in container = Teaspoons of sugar in container
The Many Names of Sugar Sucrose Fructose Dextrose Maltose High Fructose Corn Syrup Syrup Molasses Honey Sugar Organic Cane Sugar Brown Sugar Agave Syrup
Rethink Your Drink Campaign Key Messages: Drink water instead of sugary drinks Make the switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk. Select 100% fruit juice, in limited amounts (children 4-6 oz./day, adults up to 8 oz./day). The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
What can I drink instead of a sugary drink? Try these… Water – Plain or flavored with added fruit, vegetables and herbs Unsweetened seltzer water or unflavored sparkling water Unsweetened tea (iced or hot) Unsweetened coffee (iced or hot) Fat-free or low-fat (1%) unflavored milk