Childhood Obesity And Its Effects Essay

1434 Words May 24th, 2016 6 Pages
At the rate of childhood obesity increasing every year in Canada, statistics say that over 70% of adults will be obese by 2040 (Childhood Obesity Foundation). Childhood obesity is defined as when a child has an “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health” (Childhood Obesity Foundation). The number of obese children in our world today is increasing vastly and is too big of a number; this is a problem that must be fixed. Studies show that the percentage of obesity among children in Canada has greatly increased, almost doubling in the past 30 years (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). In addition, children who are obese are most likely to stay obese as they become older; so an increase of obese children, will lead to an increase of obese adults in future generations (Childhood Obesity Foundation). Childhood obesity is a very big issue and our government have not given us enough resources to help prevent it in BC. The first reason why we should be provided more resources to help stop childhood obesity is due to the extremely negative physical health effects on obese children. Secondly, our government needs to add more assets, preventing childhood obesity, as a result of the very harmful mental toll obesity has on children and their self-esteem. Lastly, it is crucial that our government provides more resources to avoid childhood obesity, because of the negative effects obesity has on social interactions between obese children and others, which may lead…

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