Childhood obesity has tripled since the late 1970’s, according to the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with more than 20 percent of American children ages 6-19, suffering from obesity. The World Health Organization recently reported that obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible, yet most neglected, public health problems.
“Childhood obesity is a major health threat and we must find solutions, now!” says Health Pioneer, Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products.
In children and adults, obesity can lead to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and many other life-threatening problems. Further, obese children are at increased risk of being bullied and suffering from depression, while a healthy diet and physical activity in childhood is associated with better mental health.
“We must focus on educating children and parents,” said Dr. Bragg.
Getting kids off to a healthy start and helping them maintain a healthy life, begins right at birth.
As fast as kids change and grow, it’s crucial to stay on top of their changing health care needs and make sure they receive proper nutrition and exercise. After all, today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders!
Similar to adults, most children in the U.S. are not eating enough nutritious foods or getting sufficient physical activity: family and environmental factors are key. At Bragg, our mission is simple – to inspire and educate people of all ages throughout the world to adopt a healthy lifestyle through optimal nutrition, exercise, positive attitudes, and spiritual wellness for a better tomorrow. We believe that you are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say, and do!
This site was designed to provide a basic introduction and high-quality resources for parents to get started.
History of Bragg Health Foundation, Sponsor of Bragg Health Kids
The Bragg Health Foundation is a living legacy dedicated to my father’s life work of promoting optimal health and wellness worldwide. My father, Paul C. Bragg, N.D., Ph.D. dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of good health, happiness and love everywhere he went on his world travels. He was a true pioneer and visionary in the health field, and his outreach touched the lives of millions of people, of all ages throughout the world. We have established a non-profit health Foundation in his memory and honor.
The Bragg Health Foundation was created to carry on my father’s health outreach to the world with exciting plans of expanding what my father began in the early years. Read more about our developing plans on the Programs section of this website. Please help me carry on the mission of the Bragg Health Foundation. Your support can make a big difference in reaching the lives of millions with the message of health and wellness.
With Blessings of Health, Peace and Love,
Dr. Patricia Bragg