Childhood Obesity

Hi! We’re continuing our chat on obesity awareness month, let’s learn more on how we can let's all work together to change the conversation regarding obesity ⁠

Childhood Obesity can and must be prevented

  • Childhood obesity rates have nearly doubled every 10 years.

  • It can profoundly affect children's’ physical health, social and emotional well-being, and self esteem.

  • It is associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life. It is often carried into adulthood, so prevention and treatment are vital to stopping a global rise in obesity.

  • Nutrition, physical activity and healthcare all play a role.

Individuals are not to blame for their obesity

Obesity is often driven by forces outside of a person’s control.

  • This includes biological, genetic and environmental factors.

  • A person’s biology and genes can put them at greater risk.

  • Our physical environment can impact our access to healthy food, suitable medical care and opportunities for a healthy, active life.

  • Our environment can also affect our mental and emotional health, which in turn impact obesity.

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