Look, if you want to be overweight and eat unhealthy, fine, you’re grown–but don’t lead your kids down that same lifestyle. Our babies already have it hard enough being Black without their parents handicapping them even further. It’s not fair and I actually consider it a form of child abuse. But that’s a discussion for a later date.
A study released earlier this month by the government’s National Center for Education Statistics says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese. According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of 3 children ages 2 to 19 is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.
Side note: These numbers are probably relative to white people’s standard definition for who is obese. I say this because I don’t consider myself to be obese at my weight and height but guess what?
The National Institute of Health’s We Can! program has partnered with Subway restaurants to reach families throughout the United States and beyond with practical tips and tools to help children and their parents maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity. The program promotes three easy steps for preventing obesity: eat right, move more and limit screen time and features Laila Ali and Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle.