Obesity means having excessive amounts of fat on the body.
Obesity is the number one problem in America.
Even though the obese have to be responsible when deciding what and how much to eat, society is what not only created obesity but also discriminates against them.
A third of the child population are obese or at risk for obesity.
The media, food market, and the rapidly advancing technology are all factors that influence not only the increase in obesity rates, but also the psychological status of the obese.
The childhood obesity rate started to increase during the mid- 1970s.
When one is obese they are exposed to so many health issues, for instance, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, etc. When is consider to be obese when their BMI goes than 30.
Obesity in children is becoming a huge problem in American society.
In the United States, more than one-third of adolescents are overweight or obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010), (National Center for Health Statistics....
The number of children who are obese is growing at a fast rate.
Obesity has become not only the number one cause in death, but according to David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of “Don’t Blame the Eater”, it is the number one cost in health care with numbers rising well over 100 billion dollars a year (196).
Childhood obesity is becoming a serious national problem.
What has a beginning must have an end; therefore, for parents to be able to reduce the chances of their children being obese they should start by guarding what they eat. Parents should encourage their children to feed more on vegetables than fatty foods. In addition to that they should discourage indoor games. A child that gets out and rides a bicycle for 30 minutes is better off to the one who sits and plays video games. In this regard, parents can also help by engaging the children to do some chores around the house. Obese children are normally teased, and this may end up affecting their esteem hence their psychological state.