Your Child’s Health: 3 Nutritional Changes to Make Right Now

From the Show: HER
Summary: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
Air Date: 11/13/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Gabrielle Welch, Founder of Welch Wellness
Gabrielle Founder of Welch Wellness, Gabrielle Welch, educates, supports and inspires women and children to help prevent disease and embrace a life of wellness through nutrition, green living and life balance.

Gabrielle's passion is to empower moms with the knowledge to make better choices when it comes to cooking, buying groceries and especially eating on-the-go.

Most of Gabrielle's clients are busy moms, who know they are not doing all they can for their family's health and seek help from an expert who can give them guidance and support to achieve their goals.

Welch Wellness's Real Food Family Balance System helps busy moms get their kids off junk food and makes healthy eating easy, convenient and fun. The Simple Green Living program teaches moms how to avoid and eliminate toxins that go in, on and surround their children's bodies to help prevent and reduce allergies, asthma and other increasingly common childhood epidemics.

As a mother of a child with asthma and allergies, Gabrielle has a personal interest in and passion for helping moms who have children with one of the four A's: asthma, allergies, ADHD and autism. For many years, she has been educating parents about the necessity of reducing our kids' exposure to environmental toxins, both in the food supply and through products we bring into our homes. Currently, in the U.S., more than one-third of our kids are affected by one of these four new childhood epidemics and the numbers are growing rapidly each year.

There IS a direct relationship between junk food and processed foods and our kids' academic performance, behavior and health!

Gabrielle is a certified holistic health coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also has a Nutritional Consultant degree from The Global College of Natural Medicine as well as an MBA from Baylor University. Most recently, she became a certified Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N Health Coach for children and families.
  • Book Title: The Pizza Trap: Every Mom’s Guide to Breaking Children’s Dangerous Food Addictions, Ending Mealtime Battles and Building Healthy Habits for Life
Your Child’s Health: 3 Nutritional Changes to Make Right Now
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

What can you do to make sure your child doesn't fall into the obesity trap? What are some changes you can implement right now to make a difference?

One nutritional change to make is to take ownership. When you're constantly so busy and hectic, it's vital to ask yourself what is really important in your life.

As an adult, it is up to YOU to teach your children about the positive effects wholesome foods have on their bodies and the unfortunate negative effects of constantly eating junk food.

What are the other two nutritional changes?
  • Provide structure. As a parent, it's up to you to teach, nurture, and care for your child.
  • Don't be afraid to say NO. Food education is incredibly important. It may not always be convenient but it is necessary.
Why is it important for kids to know about nutrition now, instead of waiting until later in life?

Unfortunately, kids in this generation are the first generation of kids not expected to outlive their parents. This a direct result of what they are eating and a lack of physical activity.

Why else is nutrition so important for your children?

Founder of Welch Wellness, Gabrielle Welch, discusses three nutritional changes that you should be making right now to help make a difference in your child's life and health.