Childhood Obesity Prevention

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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, illustrates that the landscape of food consists of main street, home, and school. There are countless fast-food restaurant and coffee chains in principal cities of the world. Most these shops provide obviously large portion than people need as means of public relations and ignore the products are labeled because they want to make more benefits. Home also has big problem. Most parents work …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

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