New leftist idea: give fat kids to government
There's a new idea being talked about in medical circles regarding obesity and children. Top experts are now suggesting a new idea to curb childhood obesity - the solution? The government will take obese kids away from their families to 'protect' them. But that's not the only option - if taking the kids away from Mom and Dad doesn't work, what's next? Ref. Source 5
Comments:I have found that if you spend too much time in front of the TV you end up feeling hungry and eat more. Get up and move about and the hunger pangs go away. This is why kids should never have a TV in their room its just an action killer.
Soft drink intake not major risk factor for obesity
Issues of Youth for Parents
Most children and youth who consume soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, such as fruit punch and lemonade, are not at any higher risk for obesity than their peers who drink healthy beverages, a
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Obesity in children linked to parents marital status
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A new study by US researchers shows that children living with married parents are less likely to be obese. "Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue in our country with nearly one-third of all US children aged 2-17 overweight or obese," said Rachel Kimbro, study co-author and associate professor of sociology at the Rice university. "Despite this, very little research has been ...
I believe obesity has become worse since we've been not allowed our children to be children and run about outside. Media has a lot to answer for. They show every child being snatched, so we don't let little johnny outside, just in case he's taken. So he sits inside, in front of the idiot box, stuffing his face with low fat (but high sugar) snacks and we ask ourselves, why is this child fat? When I was a kid, I would run about and eat Macca's as a 'treat'. There are too many 'treats' these days! I think it come back to the parents. They can blame the fast-food chains, if that makes them sleep at night, but where do the children get their eating habits from? Their parents! Ronald McDonald grab their pudgy little hands and make them eat a hamburger.
Children can be trained to eat healthy, but they need to see a good example and the results of doing so. They may snack out sometimes like any child would but they should understand this is the exception and not the rule. Exercise is so important! Again, they need to see the example of this and the results. So… let's start with parents. ;).
The rapid increase in increasingly unhealthy food is definitely a problem, but in the end, the parents are the ones choosing what their families eat. The parents of the children need to make a constant effort to keep their children healthy.