Overweight Teens becomes An Increasing Epidemic

Evolution,  American-Style

Mike Licht

“Disorganized Eating” Is Cause

Nutritionist, Katherine Tallmadge, responds…

“The number of overweight adolescents has tripled within the past two decades and the problem is becoming a serious epidemic,” according to the Surgeon General in his Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity. Leading nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., believes the root of the problem is “disorganized eating” patterns among adolescents and young adults.

In her new book, Diet Simple, out in January 2004 from LifeLine Press, Tallmadge emphasizes how changing life-styles and habits have led to large weight gains and health risks for teens. Teens are often left in control of their own meals leading to irregular patterns including eating on the run or snacking continually in front of their TV and computer screens. America’s youth is unaware that this is a potentially deadly habit, which therefore increases their risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

In Diet Simple, Tallmadge provides solutions to “disorganized eating,” which is both a family and a cultural problem. She presents 192 simple, small changes that can be used in order to achieve significant weight loss within three months to a year. As a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Education Task Force and advisor to Head Start Centers, the President’s Counsel of Physical Fitness and Sports, and several colleges, and high schools, Tallmadge has been working for twenty years with teens and adults and understands exactly how to get teens and their families into eating patterns that reduce weight and increased levels of energy by:

  • Saving time and money while eating food that is completely satisfying
  • Reducing the risk of “out of control” eating including emotional eating and overeating, which then leads to obesity
  • Improving mental focus to make permanent health changes in diet and nutrition

Tallmadge is the leading expert on how to permanently lose weight and change your life for the better while balancing the needs of health, career and family. Nearly 11 million people have seen Tallmadge through her regular interviews on NBC News, Fox News, CNN, and ABC’s 20/20, and heard her on National Public Radio. She also reported on food and nutrition as a correspondent and producer for the Television Food Network.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Katherine Tallmadge, please contact Katherine at 202-833-0353


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