There was an article in the DomPost (June 5) about childhood obesity that made disturbing reading. It quoted Otago University Associate Professor Rachael Taylor who stated that “30 precent of Kiwi children are already overweight or obese at 2 to 4 years of age and that 80% of parents of preschoolers do not recognise that there child is overweight because of the normalisation of the bigger person”. She also said that “if you are obese as a teenager you are far more likely to be obese as an adult”.
Zone nutrition is suitable for all ages. We have children doing it and people in their 80’s eating in the Zone. Most children are addicted to carbohydrates, in other words, sugar. It’s all about balance. In fact if you balance their food they will learn better and have less behavioural problems as they won’t have the highs and lows associated with eating too many unfavourable carbs. It will also benefit their health both now and in later life.