Time for Focus on Children’s Health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age.
Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s no secret that for years, low-income communities of color have suffered as grocery stores and fresh, affordable food disappeared from their neighborhoods. But few of us stop and take note of what this is doing to our children. Have you ever gone late to work, so you can have breakfast with your child at school to see what they serve?
How about remembering the last time you took your child to the supermarket to teach them how to shop for food? When was the last time you looked around a typical corner store, paying attention to what many of our children are eating everyday?