Childhood Obesity Epidemic Summary

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This article “Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic” written by Jan Hoffman talks about how parents are ignoring their children’s increasing weight gain and shrugging it off, saying things such as “my kid will grow out of it.” And I agree completely with this article, whether kids are healthy or not depends on who is managing their diet and exercise, so if a teenager is overweight, then their parents must have fed them a lot of bad foods when they were younger and the weight increased over time. Even if a kid wanted to be healthy, it’s not really their choice to choose what they want in their diet. In my family, it’s offensive if I don’t eat my mom’s fatty cooking. I also agree with the article when it talked about how parents

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