KID’S HEALTH PROGRAM for Pediatric Obesity with DR. GREEN
Customized WEIGHT & HEALTH program
Children’s Health Programs
Dr. Green is a licensed Pediatrician and understands the needs of all children to have the nutrition they need to grow. But she also understand the needs of special needs kids and the importance of nutrition in their lives and day to day activities. Children with ADHD, for example, benefit greatly from high-protein meals in the morning. Some children are even misdiagnosed and put on medications rather then seeking alternative healthy methods to get children to learn to focus without medications that have long term organ damage.
Here are some articles to help you understand some of these issues and help you make the decision concerning a nutritional health plan for your child. Dr. Green will customize the plan for your child and teach them how to make the right food choices. Some choices include pancakes, shakes and ice-cream that they already enjoy, but prepared with ViSalus Nutritional Shake Mix and Flavors.
Dr. Green knows from her own experience with her children the struggles that our kids face when they are overweight. Some struggle with self-esteem, get teased, difficulty doing what some of the other kids do, BUT it’s more than that…
IT’S NOT HEALTHY! The consumption of sugar, sodas and carbs are hurting your kids now and potentially setting them up for diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Teach them now how to pick the rights foods and it will last them a lifetime. Dr. Green develops a special plan that includes ice cream, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, cereal and other treats that taste GREAT, but help lose weight. As busy parents she knows how to help parents with simple lists and shopping tips. The time to start is now! This Holiday when you are going to spend hundreds of dollar on just another digital toy – think about a health plan for your child.
JORDAN GREEN’s Story
My greatest accomplishment was developing a weight management program for children and adolescents. My son, Jordon, was my first patient in my program. This was no easy feat. He has special needs and is an extremely picky eater. Before he started my program, his diet consisted of primarily carbohydrates.
Because of this high carbohydrate intake, he developed excessive abdominal fat, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure – classic signs of metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance). I started Jordan on a moderate protein, moderate fat, and healthy carbohydrate nutritional plan. Within 90 days, his percentage of body fat, fasting insulin, HA1C, cholesterol, and blood pressure normalized.
Kids love the food in the meal plans prepared by Dr. Green!
This Holiday – Give the GIFT of HEALTH, Self-Esteem, Energy and Nutritional Education for Life!
About the Program
- full medical evaluation of your child (weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure, and laboratory tests).
- behavioral changes and habits by encouraging physical activities, limiting computer, video games and TV time.
- teach your child on how to choose healthy food and educate him/her on proper portions.
With the help of ViSalus Shake Mix we now have great tasting foods that kids like and promote a healthy weight.
Great tasting meals are part of the program
WITH VISALUS NUTRITIONAL SHAKE MIX YOU CAN EASILY MAKE FANTASTIC TASTING FOODS AND LOSE WEIGHT.
- Ice Cream
Dr. Green’s Ice Cream made with ViSalus Nutritional Shake Mix. Tastes Great and has all of the nutritional value, low sugar, health benefits!
Childhood Obesity: A Silent Epidemic
One in three children are affected by childhood obesity today, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. According to the CDC, obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. They are more at risk to develop adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Children who are overweight are unable to participate actively with their peers, leaving them isolated, feeling alone and helpless. Often they become the target of bullying. This can occur in many forms, including verbally at school, isolation during PE class, social exclusion, as well as online and more.
This bias can extend even to professionals. In a recent study, it was reported that teachers perceive overweight students to be untidy, overly emotional, less likely to succeed at work, and more likely to have family problems compared with their normal-weight peers. In some cases, it has been noted that doctors examining overweight patients spend less time with them, engage in less discussion, are reluctant to perform preventive health screenings, and do fewer interventions.
All of this combined can readily result in low self-esteem and lack of confidence, creating a vicious cycle of resorting to food for comfort. A destructive pattern of behavior that is carried, along with their weight, into their adult lives. These children get a negative head start in life with emotional problems and physical illnesses directly related to their weight.
Where can a parent turn for help?
With 14 years of experience as a pediatrician and a mother of twins, Dr. Green is uniquely qualified to help and is passionate about childhood obesity. She understands the problems facing overweight children and parents. Our pediatric weight management program is individualized to the specific age and capabilities of your child. Programs for 6 year-olds are different from those developed for children 8 or 12 years of age, and adolescents. Success is assured dependent upon the amount of responsibility of the child (age appropriate) and that of the parents.
We begin with a full medical evaluation of your child, including weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure, and laboratory tests. Our focus, though, is on the whole family and not just your child. We work on behavioral changes and habits by encouraging physical activities, limiting computer, video games and TV time. Additionally, we teach your child on how to choose healthy food and educate him/her on proper portions. By providing a permanent lifestyle change program and support, we ensure your child can be successful in managing a healthy weight.