SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Childhood obesity is a major health threat and we must find solutions, now!" says Health Pioneer, Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products in Santa Barbara, California, a 104-year-old international organic health food company. Dr. Bragg is also the author of 10 best-selling 'self-health' books. (www.Bragg.com). "I just came back from a trip to Disneyland in Southern California and it's evident that our children are not being taught to eat nutritious food. To allow our children to become obese is nothing short of child abuse."
Americans obese as children are twice as likely to die from disease before they reach 55, according to a recent report in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Bragg, who was recently called "The Queen of Health," by singer Katy Perry during her visit with Dr. Patricia, has long fought for healthy living through her organic product line, including the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. (www.Bragg.com) "My father was the originator of health foods in America in 1912 and we always had home-grown, organic, delicious, healthy food on our table," she says. "We must make that a national priority – to put nutritious food on every family table."
Childhood obesity has tripled since the late 1970's, according to the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (www.cdc.gov) More than 20 percent of American children ages 6-19, suffer from obesity.
The World Health Organization recently reported, "Obesity is one of today's most blatantly visible, yet most neglected, public health problems…If immediate action is not taken, millions will suffer." Obesity leads to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and many other life-threatening problems.
"We must focus on educating children and parents," said Dr. Bragg. "Children in school should also be encouraged to get up from their desks and exercise every hour. We must have nutrition classes in schools, which should plant large organic gardens maintained by students."
Parents should also grow gardens. "Health survival gardens can even be grown in pots and planter boxes in high-rises or apartments," she says. "One cherry tomato plant can yield hundreds of tomatoes. Childhood obesity is preventable. Every American adult should plant a plot to make America No. 1 in health!"
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