Essay about Childhood Obesity : A Growing Problem

1395 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Childhood Obesity Bigger is better, right? A bigger house, the bigger iPhone, but bigger is not better in all cases. In a particular case, when dealing with children, it is actually very serious and unhealthy. Child obesity has become a growing problem. 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese today (Fitness). So yes, child obesity has become a huge problem but not just in the United States, it is a problem all over the world. Increases in child obesity prevalence have been seen in all racial and ethnic groups with the majority of obese children being Mexican American (Deckelbaum). There are many factors that come into play when dealing with child obesity. Parents have become inattentive to what their children are eating. Yes, with a busy lifestyle, it is always easier to stop by at the nearest McDonalds and get a few burgers, fries, and shakes then be on the way. According to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, “Foods served at fast food restaurants tend to contain a high number of calories with low nutritional values” (Sahoo 2). Therefore, making them a terrible health choice. With full time jobs and managing kids schedules, parents may not find time for it all. Cooking can take up a lot of time and energy that most parents do not have. The things put into a child’s body are always the most important. When there are healthy and delicious meals on the table, vibrant and active children is what we get, which is what every parent should want. Small changes in…

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