Childhood Obesity: a Growing Epidemic Essay
Obesity is a growing epidemic that has not only plummeted the state of the nation’s health and welfare but has increased the health risks of a growing majority, childhood obesity. Childhood Obesity has become a eminent problem through unhealthy eating habits passed on from parents to children at home, the prevalence of fast food restaurants at every corner resulting in a ever growing middle class, the next generation.
Childhood Obesity is as a result of poor eating habits taught to the children from their parents. The unavailability of parents to provide enriching foods for their young ones has resulted in an increase number of obese preschoolers. In a recent study by Dr. Glenn Flores, a Pediatrics …show more content…
Childhood Obesity is on the increase and even though not one factor can be blamed for its increase , the underlying fact is that there needs to be a change in what is being done now. It’s a matter of children living what they learn and if it is being done in the home its more likely that it will be done by them. Therefore if bad eating habits are being practiced at home it is only congruent that they will do the same. But if the family can be encouraged to make better choices that results in children adapting to more enriching practices thus a reduction in the levels of obesity , not only in children but