Obesity Prevention

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In the United States today, obesity has become an enormous problem in many children. Each year the number of young individuals overweight has increased dramatically. There are many effects of obesity like health issues, depression, eating disorders and death. Fast-food corporations even seem to be encouraging children to consume regular amounts of unhealthy foods by giving away toys with a purchase of a kids’ meal. Television, computers and video games, which are now considered to be a necessity to many kids, have begun to cloud the importance of exercise. Prevention can be achieved by encouraging children to follow a balanced diet and motivate them into participating in physical activities where it can discontinue this horrible crisis.
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In the article, What is Healthy Eating? What is a Healthy Diet, Christian Nordqvist, explains that “According to many studies, the USA ranks last among …show more content…
Obesity plays a vital role in a child’s life just as explained in the article, Treat child obesity as neglect, say doctors, by Daniel Martin, which suggests that “Doctors will say that, in extreme cases, overfeeding a child under 12 should be seen as a form of abuse or neglect and treated as a ‘child protection issue’”. His article aims to give a comprehensive account of how parents don’t understand that overfeeding a child is something that is rebellious in our world. Quite recently, considerable attention has been paid to the unhealthy TV shows that children watch repeatedly as explained by the article, TV shows that encourage kids to guzzle fizzy drinks: Characters choose to guzzle option two out of three times, by Daily Mail Reporter. He describes, “That research, by doctors at University Hospital Limerick, found that in animated films 68.2 per cent of the foods were classed as energy dense and nutrition poor, followed by 54 per cent in teenage programmes, and 52 per cent of cartoon TV shows.” where many individuals feel that children are effectively influenced in a negative way in their health styles. Several publications have appeared in recent years documenting the technological issues a child has with obesity as described in the article that “Mr Hunt said it was shameful that one in five

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