Childhood Obesity Essay

892 Words Dec 19th, 2012 4 Pages
Childhood Obesity
Amye Cook
ENG122: English Composition II
Instructor: Jenna Fussell
December 17, 2012

What is Childhood Obesity?
Childhood obesity is very important in today’s society. Childhood Obesity is when a child have excessive amount of body weight for their age. A child may become over weight because of the amount of food that they may consume into their body. Overweight can be caused because the body may not have enough energy to release the calories. When a child is obesity I think that it’s more of the parents fault. A child can only do and eat what their parent buy and allow them to eat. If you bring junk foods in your home then you are engaging to what the child eats. If you taking him/her to eat out fast food then
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The report also indicated that obesity in children 7 to 12 years of age increased more than 50 percent between 1991 and 1998. One of the reasons American children and adolescents gain weight over the generations is that children expend significantly less energy on a daily basis than their parents and grandparents did at their age. Today's youth spend many hours participating in sedentary activities. Additionally, we eat more fast food and vending machine food than we have in the past. Health, physical educators, wellness specialists, and parents can play vital roles in reducing obesity rates in children and adolescents. The researchers propose some effective strategies and solutions for schools and parents to use when implementing obesity programs…..according to Green(2012).
I feel that child obesity is very important because child obesity is consisting of a child’s health. Fighting childhood obesity starts at home. Strauss stated that between 1986 and 1998, overweight increased by more than 120 percent among African Americans and Hispanics and by more than 50 percent among whites. The sharpest increases were seen among boys. Childhood obesity should be important to the parents. For one thing why would you want your child health to fail? Why would you allow your child to continue to eat unhealthy food? Eating health should not only be for the child but should be for the parents
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