Approximately 1 out of 6 school-aged children are obese (aged 2-19). That is more than 13 and a half million children and if nothing changes, the rate will continue to increase. In fact, these numbers have already increased when comparing them to the previous generation. Though there are multiple efforts to provide education around healthy food, children in the low-income neighborhoods are not receiving these educations, nor are they receiving much aid. More so, children have a greater inclination to eat what their parents consume and if parents from neighborhoods have little to no access to fresh produce, they will not be aware of the importance of healthy foods. To make matters worse, studies have shown that a vast majority of people who lose weight have a tendency to gain it back, so we also felt it was important educate and assist families in retaining these healthy lifestyles.
WAHM or What a Healthy Meal is a non-profit organization that strives to fight childhood obesity by aiding neighborhoods that do not have access to health resources. We strive to educate future generations on healthy habits through our lectures and online resources. On this website, we will provide blog posts about healthy eating and healthy habits that children can easily develop and implement into their lifestyle. Hopefully, by reading a few of our other blog posts you learn how to stay healthy.
Enjoy a healthy lifestyle,