With the continued rise of childhood obesity in the United States, I think it's time to take a good, hard look at what the causes are for this scary trend.
I'm going to ruffle some feathers with this one because I'm calling out the parties most responsible for the terrible disservice that our kids are being dealt in our increasingly inactive nation: parents. It would be easy to blame the schools for cutting back on physical education or the food industry for aggressively marketing crap food to young consumers.
But at the end of the day, it's neither the school system's nor the food industry's responsibility to raise our kids into healthy, active adults.
It all begins and ends at home.
We have to get serious about these kids and what patterns we're helping them develop every day. We allow numerous hours of Internet, X-Box and the latest MTV teen drama. Then we're surprised when little Johnny discovers he is now a type-2 diabetic at age 12 with a cholesterol count over 200.