Obesity is one of growing challenges all over the globe. Fundamentally, it causes diseases such as diabetes and heart failure. The main contributors of obesity in a society are fast food firms. They present children with enticing advertisements, but fail to provide nutrition facts about the foods. This proves that these companies are the most responsible for children obesity in America and other parts of the world (Institute of Medicine et al., 2005). It is not healthy for children to be obese because this could lead to medical complications. Most of the children are able to eat whichever food they wish, and whenever they wish to. In most cases, parents may tend to think this is safe, but it is not because it puts their children at risk. Instead of parents providing their children with too much technology, they could provide them with Wii sports and technologies that encourage working out and being active. It will be vital for children to eat clean food and exercise more in order to reduce the chances of becoming obese (Juettner, 2010). It has been established that it is parents’ fault to leave children to watch a television or watch movies for so many hours making the children inactive. Parents tend to be aware of the severity of the problem, but still let their children remain inactive for hours. Instead of indoor activities, parents should encourage outside playing such as riding bikes or exploring at parks. Essentially, parents need to teach their children about how sugary sweets and fried foods should be consumed in moderation. Portion difference can make a difference and also teach them better exercise habits that would reduce the chances of obesity. As a country, we all require to take time and have planned meals as well as, physical activities. This will prevent children from eating more snacks and remain active. One way for children to live a longer and happy life is by being physically and mentally healthy (Langwith, 2013). Being obese puts strain on children’s body making the heart pump much faster since there is too much amount of body fat. Obesity is also a key contributor to increased cases of cancer among children. It becomes too often that whenever children become overweight for their age, gender, or overall body size, the body fails to function normally. The various treatments for obesity include medications, diets as well as behavior modifications. It is important for obese children to receive medications available to them because obesity lowers the quality of their life. Furthermore, obesity makes them to become socially unacceptable. Part of luxurious lifestyle has to be avoided; for example, eating and drinking out most of the times and the use of technologies that discourage physical activeness. All these problems could be solved by encouraging physical activeness in children by discouraging too much technology exposure. Obesity in children is a problem that requires to be controlled more effectively because it is a growing problem that if not controlled will end being passed from generation to generation (Cameron, Norman & Ellison, 2006). Children become obese because their parents allow them to eat and drink whatever they want, and also allowing them to remain inactive for very long time. Essentially, parents should as well teach their children regarding bad eating habits in order to lower the chances of their children becoming obese. No longer can parents be ignorant of the obesity problem, it is essential for them to start protecting their children from bad eating habits and laziness in order to reduce the chances of obese cases in their children. Parents need to be knowledgeable about the type of food their children are consuming, and always encourage them to remain active. To sum up, the role should not only be for parents alone, but also for anyone who cares about children.
Cameron, N., Norgan, N. G., & Ellison, G. T. H. (2006). Childhood obesity: Contemporary issues. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.
Juettner, F. B. (2010). Childhood obesity. San Diego, CA: ReferencePoint Press.
Langwith, J. (2013). Childhood obesity. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.