Background of Childhood Obesity

Background of Childhood Obesity
Eating is essential for living. At the same time, many people do not pay much attention to the problem of food consumption or, to put it more precisely, to the quality of food they eat regularly. In actuality, an average consumer does not really know what he actually it. Moreover, consumers have a vague idea about the process of production of food and where food actually comes from. Instead, their attitude to food is determined by the dominating stereotypes and biases, which are basically created and promoted by major producers of processed and fast food. In such a way, the contemporary society has lost the traditional culture of food consumption, which was replaced by the contemporary fast food culture where people get used to consume prepared food or fast food paying little attention to the quality of food. In fact, nowadays food became one of the least valuable commodities people take for granted, while in the past it was the most valuable source that determined the survival of human society and human species at large. At the same time, the actual significance of food has never been lost since it is still produces a profound impact on human health and life. Consequently, it is extremely important to eat reasonably and form healthy food habits in order to minimize the risk of the consumption of unnatural and even dangerous food. In such a context, the problem of children obesity is one of the major challenges to the national health because obesity increases the risk of various diseases. Therefore, the understanding of the background of children obesity is very important and the major cause of the current spread of children obesity is likely to be found in the lifestyle and food culture of children and their families.
In fact, among the major problems of obese children is their physical health. children with obesity face a higher risk of the development of atherosclerosis, cardio-vascular diseases, high blood pressure and many other health problems. In addition, the author is very skeptical about numerous diets which are extremely popular in the modern culture. In fact, the author argues that numerous diets can have a disastrous effect on the health of individuals suffering

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