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 you are engaging to what the child is eating. Parents should not wait until the child start having health issues to decide that they want to stop the way the child is eats. Then you have some parents that refuse to stop the child from eating junk food and fast food. What they fall to realize that they are helping killing their child. I know that it may hurt to have to stop your child from eating unhealthy foods but that’s when your parenting role comes in. Sit the child down and explain to them, what is going and what need to be done to fix this problem. We have parents have to do what’s best for the child. According to Bowman... Consumption of fast food among children and adolescents increased significantly from 1998-2001 (Bowman, et al. 2004). Kids that are obesity have to deal with so much. Not only they have to deal with the weight but they have to deal with other kids. A child that have a little more weight than others tend to be the center of attention. They do things that they want to, just to have a friend. Some kids over eat more than they already because they are hurt. Obesity children’s tends to be picked on. It even gets to the point that a child may hurt themselves because they are just tired of being picked on. It’s...
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