March 2009 Chef Joseph Ciminera, Host of the nationally syndicated TV show entitled Taste This TV will challenge to end Childhood Obesity. After 3 years of perfecting his healthy meal plan for children, he is ready to release his DVD to America. The program will have families across the country partaking in a healthy wholesome approach of preparing meals for their children. Chef Ciminera has invented a 7 day meal plan for Children who are obese or need to eat healthy. His plan is to educate mothers, fathers, and America about practicing his techniques for providing good healthy food to children across America. He will be producing a 45 minute DVD demonstrating the techniques and sharing knowledge about the healthy meal plan. After 2 years of dedicated research Chef Joseph Ciminera has a proven eating regime that works!Facts about Childhood Obesity:Almost 7 million American children and teenagers are believed to have high cholesterol levels.
Children who eat by themselves tend to eat foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
But poor nutrition is not the only downside of allowing children to fend for themselves.
Regular family meals also provide order, discipline and emotional security for a child.
After some time the overweight child may experience elevated blood lipids, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and other problems.
Overweight kids are on a fast track to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, diseases that we usually associate with middle-aged adults.
Pediatricians are alarmed at the rapid rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.
Recent reports reveal that up to 40 percent of children with newly diagnosed diabetes have type 2 diabetes, the type closely associated with obesity.
In addition to physical health problems, the overweight child also experiences emotional and social problems.
Leisure time is so often spent watching television and DVD movies, playing computer games, surfing the web, or chatting on the internet, rather than outdoor play and activities.
Furthermore, portion sizes have increased quite dramatically leading children to consume more food.
Over the past two decades, the average portion sizes of food have increased by 50 to 135 calories, while the average beverage serving increased from 8 to 20 ounces.
As the portion sizes increase so do the waistlines of our children.
Another factor that impinges upon the nutritional quality of a child's diet is the fact that many American families don't eat meals together very often.