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Ali Goes to Pre-School

The United States has the highest rate of obesity world-wide and children are joining the numbers at an alarming rate. Overweight kids are likely to become overweight adults so Ali wants to start getting young kids excited about health and fitness.

Statistics show that 12.5 million kids are clinically obese and it's not something that they'll outgrow. It's important to develop good habits early so Ali is spending some time with a group of pre-schoolers to teach them some healthy habits.

"I am really excited about it because I love kids but I know they have lots of energy," she says. "I am going to talk to them about calories and vegetables and what it means to be fat and skinny and healthy. I don't even know if they know these words. Let alone what it means."

As we all know, kids have a very short attention span and Ali doesn't quite get the captivating audience she was expecting but she was able to share some of her knowledge about food and staying healthy.

"That was an experience I won't soon forget!" says Ali.

A recent study found that parents have a tougher time talking about weight than they do talking about sex, drugs and alcohol.

"To make sure your child has a positive relationship with food, keep healthy food around, put it on counter tops so it's easy to see and grab, always praise healthy choices, and never use food a reward!" Ali says.

All About the Kids' Health

Other segments featured on this episode of Live Big with Ali Vincent:

Healthy Hawks
Healthy Hawks
More than one third of all kids in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. Many will go on to struggle with their weight as adults. Ali travels to Kansas City to check out a program designed to help these kids.
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S.O.S. Mentor Program
S.O.S. Mentor Program
The rate of childhood obesity continues to increase and many kids are suffering from adult-like problems because of it. It's a disturbing trend some are trying to reverse and Ali is joining the cause.
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Healthy Food Kids Will Love
Healthy Food Kids Will Love
Ali is calling on an old friend, Chef Devin Alexander, for some kid-friendly, healthy-choice recipes. Devin's written several top-selling cookbooks and she's sharing healthy ideas that will have the kids wanting seconds!
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Chewy, Chocolaty Brownies
Chewy, Chocolaty Brownies
Devin Alexander shares a recipe for a delicious but healthy treat.
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Sooo Not Chicken Nuggets
Sooo Not Chicken Nuggets
Devin Alexander shares a healthier version of the classic chicken nugget.
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RBC Roll
RBC Roll
Devin Alexander shares a delicious, kid-friendly recipe.
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