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How To Raise a Healthy Teen

August 3, 2012

A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that teenagers are less likely to be obese if they walk or bike to school and play one or more team sport. Interestingly, physical education classes were not enough physical activity to offset the trends of childhood (and thus teenage) obesity, because the activity is neither rigorous nor regular enough.


As a provider of quality canned seafood, we took notice of this report because healthy, balanced living is as important to us as it is to our customers. This study supports that the simplest, age-old advice on healthy living holds true: eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.

We encourage our customers to, whenever possible, stay active with their families, support their children’s’ involvement in physical activities, and make walking or biking to school a preferred form of commuting.

And of course, healthy eating. Seafood is known as a high-quality, low-fat source of protein, and many of our products are also generous in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Raising children with balanced, healthy lifestyles (and setting a good example as an adult) is one of the best things you can do to ensure they are healthy as teenagers and on through adulthood.

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