Obesity Crisis in America Growing; Eat to Win Urges Parents to take Preventative Steps for their Children
More than 78 million people across the country are now considered obese, according to new CDC statistics released this month. In states like Mississippi and Louisiana more than 30% of the adult population struggle with obesity and children are more at risk than ever. Eat to Win is devoted to finding a solution to childhood obesity with their fun, interactive games that promote nutrition, exercise and responsible eating habits
White Lake, Michigan (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
With distressing new numbers from the CDC, it is evident that millions of Americans continue to struggle with the obesity epidemic that is becoming more and more prevalent across the nation. The CDC confirmed that more than 35% of adults are considered obese with a BMS greater than or equal to 30. While no new numbers were released giving an estimate of childhood rates, Eat to Win urges parents to consider taking preventative steps for their children before it’s too late.
Eat to Win has been trying to counter this obesity problem through their series of nutrition games aimed at children. Their innovative approach uses fictional money as a reward for good food decisions and also encourages physical activity through their child-friendly interactive board game.
Eat to Win will be attending a number of conferences to share their message with others. These appearances include:
- Cleveland Clinic Obesity Conference –October 4-5, in Cleveland, Oh
- National Black Child Development Institute Conference –October 6-9, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Southern Obesity Summit–October 14-16, in Charlotte, NC
According to Jammi Roscoe, Chief Executive of Eat to Win, the obesity problem in America continues to grow. “We can no longer be passive in our approach to this epidemic,” says Jammi, “since obesity exceeds 20% in every state, and proactive solutions are the only way to reverse the trend.”
Gary Gabel, Co-Founder of Eat to Win, says that this is not just a problem for adults. “The problem starts with children, and that is where we need to carry the fight to end obesity. There are too many children who don’t have a clue as to what a balanced diet is, and they don’t understand how important it is to get out and engage in physical activity.”
Eat to Win is hoping to spread the potential of their unique solution to the childhood obesity epidemic to parents, educators and community leaders through the attendance at conferences and summits.
“With an obesity rate this high across the country, it is easy to see how these eating habits and a lack of response from communities all over lead to obesity in adulthood,” added Roscoe. “Our games do more than just entertain kids—we’re really able to positively influence their eating habits through rewards.”
Eat to Win games are in agreement with the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that looks to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.
For more information, please visit http://www.eattowingame.com
About Eat to Win:
Eat to Win was created by a concerned mom whose own child struggled with being overweight. Child obesity in America has become a major issue. An unhealthy lifestyle is a common problem among children and adults. Eat to Win was created to help encourage nutrition and exercise through fun and active games. Please share your stories with us on Facebook and Like Us to receive a discount! Our games are in agreement with MyPlate.gov.