Dietitians for Children Salt Lake City UT

Local resource for dietitians for children in Salt Lake City. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to expertise on healthy diets, children obesity treatments, supplements for children, vegetarian diets, kid recipes, meal planning, and children's nutrition planning as well as advice and content on the importance of good nutrition.

Utah Dairy Council
(801) 487-9976
1213 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Susan Saffel-Shrier
(801) 581-2000
1138 Wilmington Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Kelly D Miller, RD
(801) 538-7055
Healthy Utah1460 W 288 N
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Suzanne O Ware
(801) 581-8578
85 Medical Dr,# 201
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Julie M Metos, MPH, RD
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Andrea Addley, RD
(801) 664-2182
Graystone Office Building1174 East 2760 South Graystone 1A
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Katherine Beals
(801) 585-5382
555 Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Beth L Wolfgram, MS, RD
(801) 484-5061
Private Practice
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Jacob R Schmidt, RD
(801) 963-4161
5929 W Willingcott Way
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Kathleen M Wewer, MS, RD
(801) 538-0282
First Fitness, Inc569 Northmont Way
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Are Overweight Kids at Risk for Diabetes?

Are Overweight Kids at Risk for Diabetes?

Are Overweight Kids at Risk for Diabetes? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Are Overweight Kids at Risk for Diabetes?

This simple question has a clear and simple answer . . . YES. The old fashioned notion of the cute “chubby” kid has now grown into a serious concern. I’m not talking about simple “baby fat,” I’m referring to the epidemic that you see all around you where kids are stretching the fabric of their shirts with belly fat.

“Overweight or obesity is the most important risk factor for the development of diabetes” is a quote taken from the Pediatrics medical journal. It was written to warn doctors but it is we the parents that need to heed that proclamation and take action.

Our kids are at risk in alarming numbers. Over the past 30 years the number of kids diagnosed as being overweight has risen by more than 100%. A full 31% of our kids are “at risk” for obesity given their present pediatric body weight percentile.

A study done back in 1994 showed that kids between the ages of 10 to 19 accounted for 33% of all the newly diagnosed diabetics!!! Doesn’t that alarm you? 

One third of all new diabetics are kids!

In Cincinnati alone we have experienced a 10 fold increase in the number of diabetic kids between the years 1982 and 1994. Do you think that number has better or worse in the past 15 years?

Here’s an interesting perspective; 65% of these newly diagnosed kids with diabetes had a first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes. I can hear the sigh of relief now, “so it’s all genetic, right”? 

Wrong. 

What do we get from our first-degree relatives besides their genes? We are taught their eating and lifestyle habits. We know with great certainty that diet and lifestyle are 2 of the biggest factors when it comes to developing type 2 diabetes.

Well what has changed over the past 20 years to cause this tremendous problem? Are these darn kids just eating more food?

No.

A nutritional survey shows that kids have not increased their food consumption. Then they must be eating more fat, right?

No.

Actual fat intake has fallen over the years as our misguided notions of healthy foods have made a villain of fat and we now have 10,000 processed fat free options.

But our food quality is outstanding in this country, we have the best food supply in the world . . . right?

Well, yes and no.

So much of our diet is processed foods loaded with high fructose corn syrup and devoid of fiber. We need to rethink what we feed our kids and get back to REAL whole ...

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