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Who is to blame?

To be honest the blame is 95% the fault of parents/ or primary caregiver. Your children do what you do, and if you show them eating junk food, and playing video games all day is a way of life they will follow you.


Childhood obesity is associated with adult head of household’s education level for some children (CDC, 2014).


The other 5% to blame is other family members such as Grandma, or an Aunt, teachers, and other caregivers. They to need to be aware of what they are feeding the children in their care.

How to conquer obesity?

If it were that easy to conquer obesity would not be an issue today. Statics have shown in recent years obesity is beginning to decline (CDC, 2013). There is still much we can do

* Eat healthier food

*Talk to your family doctor on ways to be healthier

* Exercise daily

*Teach our children how to eat and live better

* Hold yourself accountable, and also other caregivers, and schools.

*Do not make it a chore but something that is fun and easy to do

This is a simple list of things that can be started now for a healthier childhood.

Parents need education. To do better is to know better. It is hard for a single mother to focus on what she is feeding her children when she is working two jobs to make ends meet and can only afford certain foods that have to stretch to the next pay check, or an overweight person who has issues with food themselves trying to teach their children how to eat better. It is not easy to break the cycle but it can be done.

Check out

https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/

and also schedule a wellness check up with your doctor for more help on how to combat obesity.

Reference

Center for Disease control and prevention . (2014). Childhood Obesity Facts. N.p.: CDC. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html


Grisolano, L. A. (2013, September 16). The link between obesity and cognitive functions in children. In Transforming Minds. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from http://www.transforminghealth.org/stories/2013/09/the-link-between-obesity-and-cognitive-functions-in-children.php


Mossler, R. (2nd ed.). (2014). Child and Adolescent Development. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.