by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com
We’ve all heard it time and time again, children are being consumed by technology, poor eating habits and stress. Well according to a new study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association more than half of American children will develop a chronic health condition.
This study unlike others before demonstrates that overall our kids are sicker than before. The study finds: – 51 percent of kids will suffer from a condition like a learning disability, obsesity or asthma. – the majority of these problems will persist for more than a year and could affect them their entire lives – boys in the study were more likely then girls to be sick – race also played a factor with African American children having a 46 percent chance, Latino 42 percent and Caucasian a 36 percent chance.
One of the authors of the study Dr. Jeanne Van Cleave told AOL News Children are less active, plugged into computers, and they’re eating poorly, she said Not to mention air quality, family lifestyle, increased stress compared to a decade ago, and other environmental factors that can influence the health of children and adult’s. Check out our website for tips on healthy eating habits for your kids.