Prevention Of Childhood Obesity

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Do you know that childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years? As demonstrated in chart, obesity children has increased dramatically since the mid-1970s. According to Spark, the web site, a child is considered obese if their BMI(Body Mass Index) is 30 or higher and those who have the potential to cause various and serious diseases. The prevalence of childhood obesity is steadily increasing in developed and devolping countries. Childhood obesity is easily influenced the food environment such like community, home, and school and is connected to physical, psychological, and social health issues of children suffering obesity. Therefore, effective interventions should be used to prevent children 's obesity. Jamie Oliver, the chef, …show more content…
Health problems conneted to obesity are not only physical but psychological and social as well. Physically, Obesity children run risks of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, gall bladder disease and asthma(spark). The cost of obesity is very expensive. People with obesity have to pay not only their lifespan but also more health costs. Mantally, children who are obese have a negative body image and then are connected to lower self-esteem. Most children feel dispirited and are nervous about their obesity issue. Also these cause stress and can negatively affect their behavior. These children can be discriminated from their friends in school, as a result they are able to suffer some difficulties in their social …show more content…
Childhood obesity can be reduced and postponed by educating children and parents about what is healthy food and encouraging them to do steady exercise. For prevention and control childhood obesity, community should implement plans to improve health. The key for children’s health is sustainable intervensions in every part; home, school, and community. These can help children to adopt healthy behaviors and futher more can lead to healthy

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