The Shocking Truth about Our Children’s Diets

In recent years the government has spent millions of dollars telling Americans to exercise more and eat less. Needless to say this country is getting heavier every year and our kids are now feeling the effect of our American diet.

Many of our children have developed beginning stages of hardening of the arteries by the age of 12, 1 out of 3 children is obese and will develop diabetes in their lifetime and more than 25% of our children take prescription drugs on a regular basis.

This may be the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents - Dr. David Katz

Now if that doesn’t call for our immediate attention to what we’re feeding our children perhaps these other alarming disease statistics will:

  • 40 million - the number of American children who have abnormally high cholesterol levels
  • 1 in 88 - the number of children in the US that have autism or a related disorder
  • 230% - the percent increase in Asthma incidents in children since 1970
  • 50% - the percent of the 20 million obese adolescents who will remain obese as adults
  • 1 in 8 - the number of children between the ages of 10 and 30 months who are anemic
  • 2-3 million - the number of children who have Attention Deficit Disorder
  • 50% - the percent of children who will develop heart disease
  • 40% - the percent of children who will be diagnosed with cancer
  • 1-14 - the age range in which cancer, especially leukemia, kills more children than any other disease
(from the National Center for Health, National Institutes of Health and National Health Interview Survey)

Good Food for Children

The good news is we can change those unfortunate statistics by the food we choose to eat and what we’re feeding our children. Scientific research proves that having a diet that is loaded with fruits and vegetables, fiber and protein, along with “good” fats, will lower the risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases.

The Children’s Research Foundation's "Children’s Health Study" is based on 80,000 children between the ages of 6 and 15 taking a fruit and vegetable whole food supplement for one year. Preliminary results show that:

  • 59% reduced their intake of over-the-counter or prescription medications
  • Academic achievement was dramatically improved
  • Athletic participation increased significantly
  • 58% reported drinking more water
  • 73% consumed less soft drinks or fast food
  • 43% started eating more fruits and vegetables

This on-going study is dedicated to improving the health of our children. If you would like to enroll your children in this study and receive free whole food supplements for your children (ages 4-college age), please visit:

To learn more or place an order for Juice Plus contact Robin at (951)694-8388, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Nutrition for Children and their Parents

Ultimately it’s just getting back to basics. Eating at home more often and staying away from boxed or already prepared foods. Serving colorful home grown and or locally grown foods when ever possible, and always encourage children to help plan and prepare the foods you eat. It’s a great time for conversation when everyone is in the kitchen and children like to eat what they make, so make your meal-time a family affair! Establishing healthy eating habits in your children is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.

Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Essentials Workshops

To help you on this journey of getting your family healthier, Unique Ultrasound is now offering Dr Sears L.E.A.N. Essentials workshops to help you establish those healthy eating habits for you and your family. This two-hour workshop will cover these important topics:

  • Why protein is good for you and what kind we should eat
  • What the food manufactures ARE NOT telling you and don’t want you to know
  • Why we need to eliminate high fructose corn-syrup from our diet
  • Facts about fat and which fats are good
  • The scoop on soda
  • The importance of fiber
  • Why water is important
  • All about carbs
  • Fast-food eating tips
  • How to pack a healthy lunch for your family
  • Ways to get your family moving
  • Portion control
  • Why a brainy breakfast is important
  • How to build strong muscles
  • Make easy and delicious food kids love!
Each workshop will include an activity and a healthy snack. Please join us for L.E.A.N. Essential workshop, call us today at (951) 703-3087 to reserve your spot.