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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern.

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childhood obesity

Contributed by Angelina Rebaza

FITzee Foods has encouraged schools to incorporate healthy child movements into their programs These movements involve more than serving healthier lunches, but also educating children on, for example, why grilled chicken might be better (and tastier) than chicken nuggets.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

One factor parents might not have considered as having contributed to childhood obesity is sleep. Children at 3-years-old need about 10 hours of sleep. And if they're watching more than 8 hours of television a day, it's also likely they're getting less sleep.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

We have to stop childhood obesity!

Contributed by Samantha Tionloc

Childhood obesity is very common in this era in America. So many young children are eating more instead of being coming active in school or with different activities outside of school. This can affect a child's habits by being more lazy and not wanting to do anything productive at all. To me this is a very serious issue with young children now. If we are able to fix this by having less fattening foods in the lunch lines and different ways for student to become more active this will reduce the growing amount of child obesity that is already found in America.

Contributed by La Jasmine Fitch

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