Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Children
I’m just finishing up a 3 month stay in Costa Rica with my wife and 2 daughters. Lots of people are curious what they should bring to a country like Costa Rica so that they have what they need, but not too much so they can easily travel around once there. All my stuff (which includes my work) fits into a small loosely packed backpack. My wife had a small backpack. And our two daughter’s stuff fit into one medium sized duffel bag.
Gone are the days of ultralight international travel that a single person without kids can get away with. But it’s still possible to go pretty light. We did bring a stroller and car seats with us too.
What to bring to Costa Rica for digital nomad dads
Author, activist, and Project Director of the Food MythBusters, Anna Lappe takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food, soda, and fast food to children and teens. She reveals how the food industry works to build brand loyalty with kids.
Digital nomads are people that leverage wireless digital technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic way. Such workers typically work remotely—from home, coffee shops, public libraries and even from boats & recreational vehicles to accomplish tasks and goals that used to traditionally take place in a single stationary workplace source.
I just finished listening to the audiobook Remote: Office Not Required. It’s a great intro into how to understand the growing phenomenon of remote working worldwide and also offers a lot of practical tips into how to be a successful remote worker and/or an employer of remote workers. Personally I knew a lot of what was mentioned in the book because I’ve been doing it for a while, but I did pick up some new insights and resources. However if you’re just getting started in remote work as an entrepreneur or as an employee, it’s a gold mine.
The benefits of remote work
Location freedom (live anywhere)
Less wasted time (no commute)
Time flexibility (in many cases you can work around your other life needs)
As you probably know we’ve been down in Costa Rica working on one of our businesses Organic Life Guru. Specifically we’ve been building a new online course to bring to market. The Permaculture Design Course with Scott Pittman in Costa Rica was an incredible experience. The instructors did an outstanding job of inspiring and empowering an enthusiastic group of students from all over the world. Check out what the students said about the course in the sneak peak video. We are SO EXCITED to bring what happened there to the rest of the world.
Will the Kickstarter be Successful?
We don’t know if our Kickstarter campaign is going to be successful. This project is about 10% funded with only 7 days to go. That’s not very good for a project that has a 30 day funding period, but we’re going to do everything we can to get the word out until the end of the campaign. You see the way Kickstarter works is that you only get the funding if you reach or exceed your goal, which is $15,000 for this project.
We have decided to add 2 new incentives to the Kickstarter to help increase interest.Check them out. For $125 (a fraction of the future retail cost) you can now receive the entire 72 hour online video permaculture design course with Scott Pittman via streaming (equivalent to approximately 35 DVDs).
We know that some prefer alternatives to streaming so we have also decided to offer the entire 72 hour course on a thunbdrive or hard drive. For $300 we will mail the full course on a hard drive to you anywhere in the world.
Thank you! We’d really appreciate it if you would share the sneak peak video with other world changers.
What if we are Unsuccessful on Kickstarter?
The show must go on! The course will still get produced and made available to the world at a fair price. It will take longer to edit & put online, and we will be using older, less capable equipment for editing than we would like, but that’s OK! It will still be a great permaculture design course that changes lives and helps improve the world!