Parents To Blame For Childhood Obesity

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Imagine being an eight-year-old boy and over 200 pounds. You are at risk for diabetes and hypertension. You were just placed into foster care because the authorities think your mother is unfit to manage your health. This is what happened to a young boy in Cleveland, Ohio in 2011 (Dissell). According to the CDC, which is a government program that stands for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). Who is to blame for this rapidly growing societal issue? I believe parents are to blame for the childhood obesity problem in America. Parents have the authority to control and monitor the child’s lifestyle habits that lead to their obesity and are currently too busy or lazy to do anything.
Many parents believe that fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity. Fast food is known for being high in calories, fattening, and low in nutrients. Most fast food products
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Many parents believe fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity because it is high in calories and fats but low in nutrients. However, I believe there are two main causes, which are unhealthy eating and a lack of exercise. There are a plethora of harmful effects and consequences of childhood obesity that can be disastrous to the child’s body. Parents also believe that the solution to childhood obesity is to eat less fast food and eat from healthier eateries. I agree with these parents, but I believe that the main solution to childhood obesity is more parent supervision of their child’s health. In conclusion, parents are to blame for the childhood obesity problem in America. If they monitor their child’s health diligently, hopefully, there will be no more examples like the eight-year-old boy in Cleveland,

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