Childhood Obesity


Dueto the emergence of technology, physical activities are beingreplaced by indoor events. Furthermore, children have become greatconsumers of processed foods than fresh products (Sameera&amp Amar, 2012).Thus in this paper it has become necessary totackle the issue of obesity in children. To address this problem, wehave focused our attention to use three approaches family basedapproach, school based approach and hospital based approach.In family based approach, parents should take an active role in theirchildren’s health. In school-based, the administration should draftpolicies that address students’ health and organize talks onhealthy living. Finally, the hospital-based approach is where healthcare facilities offer information and treatment to those who arealready obese this is because the factors that are causing obesityvary from, environmental, genetic to behavioral.

Ideasto combat obesity will constitute physical activities and healthydieting in children. This will be done by parents initiating routineexercises in their children from a young age, and practicing healthyeating habits. On the other hand, hospitals will provide experts onnutrition to deliver talks in schools and to guide new parents onhealthy living for their children. What I know about this group sofar is that they it is highly prone to overweight issues, which makethem susceptible to hypertension, certain types of cancer, type twodiabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease and osteoarthritis amongother illnesses(Martin, Booth, Young, Revie, Boyter, Johnston, &amp Reilly, 2016).

Whenone is on a healthy diet and the calories consumed are not in balancewith those utilized, there is a likelihood of obesity. This issue ismainly due to current trends such as online learning, television andvideo games, which lead to less or no exercise. Those contacted aboutthe population at risk are caregivers, parents, and teachers. Despitethe efforts to fight this menace, there is a gap in care due tofunding problems in hospitals and schools. There is also a gap inparenting, care giving and the creation of awareness on how toprevent and combat obesity in children. Solutions for counteringobesity should include creation of strategies that improve andencourage good physical activities and the intake of nutritious diet(Dietz, 2016).


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