Childhood Obesity And Its Effects On Children Essay

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Americas “Big” Problem
Approximately 17% (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese (Childhood Obesity Facts). Some parents may not be educated on how to cook healthy foods or like the majority they might know but they are in a tight money situation. Children may also not have the options in school to eat healthy and that may impact how they make their food choices, however if schools had the funding to provide education on eating healthy and how to make good food choices the youth of America may be able to teach themselves and their parents how to cook and eat healthier. Although the evidence is strong for these reasons people may still argue that these young adults and youth are in a stage of laziness or not caring and make bad choices on what to eat, making it their fault. There are many people that are affected by obesity, and a portion of these people that are affected are children. To change this we need to educate these children in healthy eating habits and how to cook those foods so they will have at least one healthy meal during the day.
There are two major factors to childhood obesity, the parents and the schools. The parents are put under stress from working too much to try and save money and so they are not always able to provide the healthiest meals or the parents were never taught that eating healthy and physical activity is important to pass on to their children. The schools on the other hand are neglecting to teach young students…

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