Childhood Obesity

2262 Words Jul 4th, 2011 10 Pages
INTRODUCTION
Childhood obesity has become a major issue in our society. It does not only influence one’s childhood but it will also make an impact on one’s later adult life. For example, how will people perceive an obese person when one is looking for a job? There are many reasons for childhood obesity, for example, dietary, genetics, environment, illness, and psychological factors. It is important to be aware of what kinds of health problems obesity will bring to us. Diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems as well as cancer can all be brought out by obesity. Thus it is very important to know what we can do to fight or to help others to fight this condition. People often think that fast food is the
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If eating fast food has became his regularly eating habit, most likely this boy will suffer from obesity. However, if he has a balance diet and only eats fast food once in a while, he will not be influenced by fast food. Having the knowledge of what to eat and what not to eat is far more important then blindly blaming obesity on fast food. How do children make the right decision and know what is good for them or not? Parents play a big role. Parents are the role models of their children. Parents spend most time with their children under a normal circumstance; therefore they are the most influential figure in their childhood. According to the study from Healthy Day Reporter, “As if working mothers don't have enough to feel guilty about, a new study suggests that the more time they spend working, the heavier their children become.” (Behen, 2011, P.1) Parents need to spend more time with their kids to watch and teach them what to eat right. Good habits are easier to form while they are still young. More importantly, to educate them what a balanced diet is so that in the future when parents are around their children, they can trust them to make the right decision. One other very crucial aspect is the communication between parents and
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