‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Los Angeles school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Los Angeles children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Los Angeles nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting California kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Los Angeles, Southern California, and LA are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Los Angeles, I encourage all California parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.


I reward my kids with a trip to the Los Angeles library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Los Angeles park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Los Angeles kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Los Angeles children’s nutrition blog.

health advocate Patti Langell
Los Angeles, California 90267 310 200-7097 yeahchocolate@live.com
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