Poverty – In My old Ky home
I live in KY, the frontline in the War on Poverty in America.
My belief is that for this state to make a turnaround we have to focus on women and children. The percentages of low birth weight babies, children in poverty and children in single-parent families has increased over the past 10 years in KY.
IMHO, everything in the past 50yrs has failed us to a certain degree. Our education system, our industry, our healthcare and “common wealth” in general have all produced a state that is the lowest in every major statistical category. We are poverty in America.
- respiratory problems
- difficulty feeding (malnourished, dehydrated)
- vision problems
- behavior problems
- learning disabilities
- mental disease
- also linked to obesity and diabetes
Kentucky has one of the highest rates of women who smoke during pregnancy. About 30.5 percent of Kentucky women who are of child-bearing age smoke. Smoking while pregnant leads to low-birth weight babies.
- Tracing the Roots of Obesity Back to the Womb (time.com)
- Obesity Prevention Begins Before Birth (prnewswire.com)
- Sociological study links state tax credit programs to higher birth weight (eurekalert.org)
- Preterm births higher among overweight and obese mothers (eurekalert.org)
- Sociological study links state tax credit programs to higher birth weight (scienceblog.com)
Posted on July 31, 2010, in About Me, body awareness, health marketing, motivation and tagged Birth mass, body fat, david nuckols, get toned, health, healthy food choice, heart health, kentucky, nutrition, obesity, personal trainer, poverty, Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Birth, Preterm birth, Reproductive Health, sports medicine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.