The Problem

The Problem

A Letter From Dr. Kemia Sarraf

“True preventive medicine begins in our day-to-day living. Every choice we make regarding nutrition and activity impacts our health and the health of our families. In these hurried and harried times, it has become increasingly easy to forget that we still have choices, and that those choices are ultimately matters of priority, habit and skill acquisition.

Without their health, this generation of children will be lost. Obesity is the GATEWAY to a host of medical issues, the most serious of which are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and musculoskeletal disorders. Tragically, our most socially, economically and nutritionally vulnerable children are also our most at-risk with regards to their health. Our social safety net must address and protect not only their immediate physical safety, but also their long-term health and well-being.

The barriers, both real and perceived, are formidable. Time constraints, financial considerations, intergenerational habits, and death of skills can seem insurmountable obstacles. They are not. One child at a time, one family at a time, one school at a time, one community at a time, we can and must face down these challenges, adjust our priorities, and tell the truth: these are our children, these are our communities, and it is our responsibility.”

Kemia Sarraf, M.D., M.P.H.
genHkids Founder/President

The Problems Facing generation H!

A Shift In Preparing Meals At Home

From 1970 to 2010, Americans have shifted our food spending habits — instead of purchasing food that we prepare from scratch at home, we now spend a majority of our food dollars on prepared food.

Decrease in Physical Activity At Home

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Decrease in Amount of Sleep

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Easier Access to Pre Packaged Food

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Increase in Sugar

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Increase in Type II Diabetes

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OBESITY EPIDEMIC

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THE REAL COST OF OBESITY

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KIDS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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LOREM IPSUM

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