Essay: Preventing Obesity
Studies have also shown that parental food preferences influence children preferences between the ages of six to eleven years. Children tend to adhere to what their parents prefer eating. In a study by Oliveria and colleagues, they reported that parents who ate diets high in saturated fats also had children that ate diets high in saturated fats. This observation is due to the kind of food that parents feed their children with.
There are increased cases of obesity among children between the ages of sit to eleven years as compared to the past where there were rare cases of obesity in children, Obesity has been recorded as the widespread medical complication-affecting majority of children between this age and adolescent children that are living in developing countries and developed countries. Obesity though pronounced in childhood is not a childhood diseases but it is facilitated by a number of factors majority being changes in lifestyles that have largely influenced our feeding habits that have causes of obesity among the young children and finally lack of exercises or physical activities among both children and adolescents. Obesity can be prevented and treated through proper management of food intake, especially fatty foots with many calories. A good physical exercise program is mandatory to all levels of children to help in burning down the excessive fat stored in the children body.