Thursday, October 19, 2006

Disney Pledges commitment to Childhood Obesity Problem

Yesterday Disney pledged its commitment to its support to minimizing its association with unhealthy foods for children. I am happy to see this evolve and have a major corporation which is contributing to the poisoning of our children step up to the plate and self regulate. The Pediatrician of the Future is less worried with illness in children and will be focusing of continuity of care for patients and communication with families. We will be focusing on the PREVENTION of OBESITY in America. For the first time in the history of MAN we have a life expectancy that is decreasing for children, due to our rampant pervasive problem of pediatric obesity. Parents need to remember that this industry will deceive you when it comes to marketing " healthy" food for your child. Read labels and avoid high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. In general shop around the store and avoid ANY food that has a cartoon character on the box. For that matter, avoid foods that come in a box. Remeber that your insurance company is interested in covering "sick care" rather than health care. Consider a high deductible plan paired with an MSA and pay a Personal Pediatrics Affiliate Pediatrician in your neighborhood directly to keep your child healthy, rather than infect your kid with more viruses while sitting waiting in his office, so that he can make more money by having his nurse see you and tell you that your kid is "Sick". For more info on disney's commitment take a look at this link

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