Childhood Obesity: The view of a 10-year old child

Childhood Obesity

written by Andrew Thein, Dr. Cynthia’s son

These days, too many children are obese due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. A few ways children can become healthier is by eating more vegetables daily and increasing their exercise. Children my age are eating too much of the wrong kind of food. Most ten-year-old kids would pick a bag of chips over an apple or peach. A bag of chips tastes better than an apple or peach and children do not understand the nutritious value of a slice of fruit. Most children my age receive enough exercise during physical education at school and through extracurricular activities outside of school. Given that children acquire enough exercise but are still obese, the amount and types of food consumed may be the problem. If young children chose vegetables over chips, perhaps fewer children would be obese.

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