The Why

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The Why

I started Build Healthy Kids because, quite simply, I love kids. I think they are as close as we can get to heaven on earth. I believe children are wise, and given the right information and tools they will change the world and their bodies for the better.

Someone has to stand up for our children in this world where today 1/3 to 1/2 of all children will develop diabetes in their lifetime, where 1/3 are overweight; where lots of diseases like cancer, ADHD and autism are on the rise; and especially when this generation of children is not expected to outlive their parents. I am that person and so are you!

In my 20's I was told I had 2 weeks to live because I was diagnosed with cancer. I chose not to believe this and spent my 30's turning the diagnosis around, as I truly believe that our health is our choice. I took my experience with cancer and built the Holistic Therapies Program for Children with Cancer at Babies and Children's Hospital in NYC . I looked at the diet of children with leukemia for my nutrition doctorate and was shocked to see that coca cola was the #3 source of calories. I then went on work at Yale's Prevention Research Center and worked in the area of childhood obesity.

I know that information is power and with honest information, devoid of influence from the food industry, we can make the best decisions for ourselves and for our children. Build Healthy Kids was born out of my desire to help parents; to empower you to take charge of your children's health. I am honored to use my skills and passion to help you and this generation of children eat a healthy diet so that our children can live a long and healthy life.