Essay on The Obesity Rate Of Australian Children

1140 Words Jun 12th, 2016 null Page
Hello everyone. I know we love food. There is no love sincerer than love of food. But excessing weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. It also can hamper the ability to control or manage chronic disorders. The obesity rate of Australian people has increased approximately 8% from 1995 which is 63.4 % currently. Parents can give one of the biggest influence on young children’s food preferences and which cause the rise of childhood obesity in Australia. There are many barriers that enable child and adolescent obesity to increase while there are many barriers that prevent a reduction in obesity rates also. One of the most common factors which mostly impact on Australian young children is their parents. Children’s eating habits are strongly depending on their parents as they feed their children. Parents want their children to be healthy, however, the things that they do for their children, could sometimes hinder children’s health both mentally and physically as over-parenting. Culturally, there has been an increase in the number of obese children and many parents don’t have correct knowledge and understanding that cause them poor attitudes, values and beliefs. People’s diet and physical activity can determine to what extent that propensity becomes a reality. In order to address the obesity problem and recommend some idea to overcome this barrier to reduce child and adolescent obesity rates across Australia, I would…

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