Today, parents are forced to work, it is then hard for them to plan and cook a well balanced meal. As a result, they seem to settle for cooking microwavable dinners and purchasing unhealthy snacks. Parents can do a lot of things that can be advantageous towards their children’s health. Childhood obesity has been medically proven to increase the risk of long-term life altering illnesses. There are many factors that play a role in rise of childhood obesity. One is the consideration that many households have or need both parents working in order to provide shelter, food, and clothing in order to care for their families. To just provide the basic living needs is simply not enough to fulfill the need for a healthy family.
Children are considered to be very impressionable and as a result need positive direction to avoid obesity. Children need support from parents, including but not limited to more involvement and better overall healthy choices/decisions. Through the assistance of those influences, the chances of childhood obesity can decline and eventually go away. There is also great concern at the physical effects that obesity have on children, this issue should definitely be addressed carefully and it too should began at home.
Children constantly need guidance from their parents. It is impossible for a parent to constantly have a 24 hour watch over their child. So the idea of embedding healthy morals must come in to work. This practice will help construct positive training for early age school children. The practice will allow parents to promote their child to make healthy decision about food and their lifestyle. The guidance of parents also factor in to the odds of obesity affecting the child by the way they cook, buy unhealthy foods and the permissible time watching television. One issue to be considered is how parents sometimes allow the television to become a babysitter, it has happened more times than not. There are many television programs and stations for children and they are able to spend hours watching television (which require no physical activity). Children rarely participate in physical activity outside of school, in turn leads