Child Obesity Increases in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, March 18 — Cuba registers a marked increase in infant obesity, according to studies on children less than 11 years old at the National Centre for Medical Genetics and the Montané Museum of Anthropology of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Havana, it was reported at the Anthropos 2011 International Convention of Anthropology, which concludes today on the island, reported IPS.


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  • In Australia we too are experiencing an alarming rise in childhood obesity. Like most parents we try to ignore the fact and hope that it goes way or we don’t know where to start or how to deal with the problem. Research has shown that there are 3 things that we as parents can do to help overcome childhood obesity 1/ change the kids diet 2/ get them off the couch and way from the TV or computer and 3/ exercise. I think that exercise is probably the hardest thing to get a kid to do but if you keep it fun and join in with them it all helps. Kick a ball around or play catch find something and it also means that you are interacting with your kids plus you are also getting exercise. Changing the kids diet and getting them off the couch. Hey we can help with that.
    How about being able to say to your kids “Who wants some chocolate?” without the fear of adding to childhood obesity. Is there such a thing as healthy, natural chocolate. YES there is, unbelievable but true. My partner Pamela Vinten has written an eBook called ‘Chocolate Recipe Guilt Free” which gives you the history, benefits and over 70 original recipes using our healthy chocolate. I could go on and on but the best thing is to look at our site and decide for yourself if you want to give your kids a healthy chocolate. Go to I am going to give a very simple and easy recipe to make that the kids will love and come back for more every time. The ingredients are available from any good health food store or online.
    ½ cup coconut oil
    ½ cup cacao powder
    ¼ cup agave
    Melt coconut oil (if solid) in a basin over very warm water. Combine with cacao powder and agave and mix well. Taste and adjust the sweetness if necessary. Place in pantry ready for use. If solid when ready to use place in a basin over very warm water till runny

    Get some bananas and cut them in half. Place an ice-cream stick or toothpick in the end and put in freezer overnight. Dip the frozen…

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