Word on the street is that a baby’s gut microbiota may forecast future obesity.
This is good to know (yet not surprising) because the CDC reported 13% of children ages 2 to 5 are suffering from obesity and the stat is 20% among 6 to 11 year olds.
An infant’s microbiota can be affected by environmental factors, from diet to antibiotics. This is why it is important to feed our children the cleanest foods possible.
Will Bulsiewicz talks about this in Fiber Fueled, specifically how to minimize the bad gut bacteria and support the good gut bacteria. We need to catch these things early when it is easier and can cause less issues down the line.
It was also reported that there was a significant increase in the number of cases of new-onset type 2 diabetes among children during the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among boys and Black youths.
According to an analysis of data from the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., new cases of type 2 diabetes increased 182% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the year prior.
They say, “These changes in the number of cases and severity of presentation disproportionately impacted non-Hispanic Black youth, calling attention to the potential for the pandemic to worsen preexisting health disparities.”
Instead of saying disproportionately impacting Black youth, I would be real and say systemically impacting Black youth.
Think about the Black youth you know of in your life. What kind of stores are in their neighborhood? Are affordable health food stores nearby? Any cartoon characters selling fruits and salads? Do the parents feel they can’t afford fruits and vegetables?
This is why I love local initiatives offering produce giveaways and helping folks grow their own food so they have food sovereignty.
Promoting health equity means investing in these initiatives, subsidizing organic fruits and vegetables and incentivizing affordable health food stores to setup shop in all neighborhoods, not just the wealthy.
Fortune magazine recently mentioned in an article that businesses have tremendous influence on the health of individuals, families, and communities across America. The author encouraged companies to view health as an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priority, alongside key, and interconnected, ones like advancing racial equity and paying a living wage.
This part needs to be amplified.
We talk about this and more on today’s episode of the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast.
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