Healthier Diet for Young Children. Overweight and Obesity in Children. Since 1980 the rates of obesity have doubled for children & tripled for teenagers. More than 15% of all children 6 to 9 years of age are overweight. Reasons for Increased Obesity Rates.
Involve you child
Grow a garden and allow your child to plant the seeds and attend to the plants as they grow.
Typical daily meals
Healthy daily meals
Whole grain cereal, skim milk, juice.
Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, baked chips and juice.
Baked chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli and unsweetened tea with lemon.
2187 Calories, 131 grams of fat
1480 Calories, 17.5 grams of fat
Cereals Made From Whole Grains
All Bran or High Bran Cereals
Healthy Choice Toasted Brown Sugar Squares
Just Right with Fruit and Nuts
Raisin Squares Mini-Wheats
Frosted Mini-Wheats (Reg. and Bite Size)
Golden Wheat Nutri-Grain
Almond Oatmeal Crisp
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Crisp
Raisin Oatmeal Crisp
Shredded Wheat and Bran
Frosted Shredded Wheat (reg. and spoon size)
Crispy ‘n’ Raisins Wheaties
Bran Buds All-Bran
Extra Fiber All-Bran
Complete Wheat Bran Flakes
Complete Oat Bran Flakes
Oat Bran Flakes
Oat Bran Flakes with Raisins
Organic Bran with Raisins
Raisin Bran Flakes
Whole Grain Wheat Raisin Bran
Raisin Bran Total
To promote healthier lives through research and education in nutrition and preventive medicine.
The Pennington Center has several research areas, including:
Clinical Obesity Research
Health and Performance Enhancement
Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Nutrition and the Brain
Dementia, Alzheimer’s and healthy aging
Diet, exercise, weight loss and weight loss maintenance
The research fostered in these areas can have a profound impact on healthy living and on the prevention of common chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.
The Division of Education provides education and information to the scientific community and the public about research findings, training programs and research areas, and coordinates educational events for the public on various health issues.
We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted at the Pennington Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you would like to learn more, visit the clinical trials web page at www.pbrc.edu or call (225) 763-3000.
Heli Roy, PhD, RD
Division of EducationPennington Biomedical Research Center