Childhood Obesity can be prevented by the help of parents and other family members. By applying small changes in the daily food recipes, one can encourage healthier eating habits in their children. Parents should not keep high calorie products in their homes, for children get addicted to them. They should help their children to be physically active by regular games and exercise.
Obesity is a widespread public health concern that affects adults and children alike.Childhood obesity has been linked to increased risk for diseases such as:cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, certain cancers later in life, Child and adolescent obesity also increases the risk of:social stigmatization,depression among youth. Among children aged 6-11 years, rates of obesity climbed from 7% in 1980 to 18% in 2010. This same trend is seen among 12-19 year olds where obesity rates rose from 5% to 18% during the same time period. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. This can be determined by the use of BMI percentile categories using growth charts.85th-95th percentile are classified as overweight, 95th percentile are classified as obese.