While researching numbers, I was shocked to find out that Hispanics have the highest childhood and adolescent obesity rate. I’m sure this is caused by our connection with food.
Growing up my familia had an unhealthy relationship with food. We used it as a reward, as a reason to gather, and were raised to disregard our body’s fullness signal. We were told we had to clean our plate, no matter how much food was piled on it. To not do so, was an insult to the chef and this had to be avoided at all costs. Not surprisingly, this seems to play over and over in many households.
Hopefully, these numbers will compel us to do more. They were definitely a wake-up call to me.
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