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Welcome to the ChildCareInfo.com Nutrition blog!  Here, we are going to be discussing a variety of topics focused on child nutrition, as well as addressing nutrition for the entire family, child care providers, and of course, nutrition & health topics for the parents.  Our children are the key to our future and we must take the time to keep them safe and more importantly, keep them HEALTHY!  And this must happen immediately.  According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has TRIPLED in the past 30 years!  19.6% of children 6-11 years old and 18.1% of adolescents’ 12-18 years old are considered obese.  These are frightening statistics and we need to take measures to prevent these numbers from continuing to rise.  Let’s use this amazing forum as a way to teach and learn from each other on how to keep our young healthy and strong.

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Jill Latham, MS Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics

Throughout Jill’s life, nutrition, health, and exercise have always been the cornerstones of who she is. After a stint in the entertainment business following college graduation, Jill decided to go back to school to pursue a graduate degree in Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. Jill has a Master's of Science in Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics and is a soon to be Registered Dietitian. Jill truly enjoys encouraging and teaching people how to eat nutritiously and live healthy! During her four years in school, Jill realized how much she liked educating children on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, which lead her to develop a strong interest in fighting childhood obesity. Honored to be part of ChildCareInfo.com as the Nutrition contributor, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge on how to make healthy living a part of everyone’s lives, especially our children. Jill currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her boyfriend and dog, Madison. She also loves to juice fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and exercise regularly! Please visit Jill’s nutrition, health, exercise, & wellness blog Nutrition Concierge. Jill is Founder and CEO of Vibrant Earth Juices