Essay about Stopping Children Obesity

Submitted By soniab910
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Stopping Children Obesity

America is the best country but also can be the most obese country in the world. As a result,children under the age of 12 are either overweight or have diabetes.Parents should care more about their children’s health. Childhood obesity has more than doubled and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.It has been increasing every year now.They are at a high risk of health problems such as stroke,cancer, and diabetes. I think parents should pay more attention to what they’re are feeding to their child,so that they don’t have have health problems or struggle.Parents should take obesity seriously and find ways to stop it. Obesity has become a disturbing national epidemic.For example,”Type 2 diabetes,previously considered an adult disease has increased dramatically in overweight children and adolescents (2).”Some other mental health effects of being overweight are social-discrimination and low self-esstem. There is also a lot of teasing for children who are overweight. Overweight children are more likely to develop many health problems. such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.Their are in a higher risk of having depression.They also don’t have confidence and are not likely to try new things.Their obesity often prevents them from joining clubs or sports because they feel insecure.”Obesity accounts for more than 300,000 deaths a year and the annunal cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion(3).” Here are some ways that parents can help prevent child obesity. They can emphasize healthy eating and keep sugary food to a