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Final Paper

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Child Obesity: Avoidance and Control
Melody Locklear
ENG122: English Composition II (ACE1203B)
Sarah MacDonald
February 20, 2012


Obesity in children has become a more pressing issue throughout the years with obesity nearly tripling itself since 1970. An appropriate definition of the term would be excess body fat negatively impacting the well-being of a child. There are overall three factors that play a role in the outcome of child obesity. One is parents allowing their children to spend their time inside playing video games and watching television for hours on end. The second is parents not ...view middle of the document...

Parents have the most influence on their children. Children are young and they’re vulnerable and they spend most of their time observing grown ups and anyone superior to them. Because of this, it is a parents duty to insure good qualities for their children. The reasons why avoiding child obesity is important are endless. Child obesity at a young age will most likely continue on when they’re older; it makes playing sports more difficult; it isn’t something can be treated hastily; lastly it wears on a child’s psychological stability. Therefore, in order to avoid and/or control child obesity a child must include a regular exercising schedule into their days and adapt healthy eating habits.

As soon as the words ‘physically active’ are mentioned to a parent they automatically assume that that means running laps and going to the gym, but that isn’t necessarily true. Physical activity can be anything from playing tag to dancing to your favorite music (Dalton, 2005). According to Walter Burniat, Tim J. Cole, Inge Lissau, and Elizabeth M.E. Poskitt in their book Child and Adolescent Obesity, reducing sedentary activity is more important than engaging in actual physical activity. Because of the busy schedules of both children and their parents, exercising isn’t always the first thing on a parent or child’s mind and so simply abstaining from sitting around watching television all day or sitting in front of a computer screen for too long is a benefit in and of itself.

Below is a graph showing a list of recess games played in schools and their energy and enjoyment levels.

It isn’t difficult to find activities that children are interested in and get them involved. Reducing play time on the different kinds of entertainment we have such as: video games, computer games, and television will force children to find other means of entertainment. Just taking a football and throwing it around in the yard could be considered exercise for the parent and their child. Physical activity for children is known to not only control their weight issues, but to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as reducing blood pressure. Again, children spend a lot of time observing adults and so if parents will take the time and be a good role model and make their physical activities fun, there’s no reason why children shouldn’t get healthier.

A lot of families these days don’t spend a lot of time thinking about meals. Most parents don’t have time to make a full meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For breakfast most children just have a snack on the way to school and get money for lunch. Later for dinner is most likely the only fully thought out meal that children get. Feeding children a full meal three times a day alone will help in avoiding childhood obesity. Also a lot of people think that snacks aren’t always good to give their children, but if healthy snacks are chosen for children then two or three snacks in between meals...

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