Childhood Obesity

The topic I have choose to write on is childhood obesity. I plan on limiting my topic selection down to what causes childhood obesity and how it can be prevented. By using facts and statistics that I have gathered within my research. What causes childhood obesity? Can we parents and guardians prevent? If so, how is the question? I have a one year old and I know I would like to be able to prevent her from getting this way so that she is not bullied in school or even called names. I know when I was younger my dad and my brothers would say to me: forty, forty two by four can’t fit through the kitchen door” just because I wasn’t skinny an in a size zero. Do you know how they determine if your ...

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Liverman, Catharyn T. (Editor); Kraak, Vivica A.)(Editor). In the United States today, we have an epidemic of childhood obesity. When we think about this problem, we point fingers at restaurants like McDonalds, saying their foods and serving sizes are to blame. However, I would argue that our lifestyles are really to blame. We are so busy that we go to fast food restaurants instead of eating healthy meals at home. Until we stop ourselves, from going to fast food places the problem of obesity in the US will not go away

What causes childhood obesity? Static’s show that one cause is by an energy imbalance children consuming more energy (calories) through foods and beverages than they expend through normal growth, physical activity and daily living. Childhood obesity can carry with a child into there adult years. It can also cause type 2 diabetes. Developing research suggests that the environments our children live in have a profound impact on the foods they eat and the amount of ...

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push sports is not only is it good for the kids but it keeps them out of trouble and I don’t think you should have tryouts for sports you should let everyone play.
Also we as parents if we don’t feel like cooking we don’t. What do we do? Go out to eat. Is that healthy for our children no. Is it healthy to let your child eat McDonalds all the time? To me I don’t think so. Why? Have you ever looked at the total fat in a Big Mac value meal? There are 540 calories in a value meal which includes fries, the sandwich and a drink. That right there calorie wises is not healthy for your kids. Some where to take your kids to eat would be subway. They have low calorie foods that won’t hurt your ...

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Added: 3/18/2013 02:24:25 PM
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