Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

ClassificationBody Mass Index (BMI) is responsible for detecting weather a child is obese or not. While a BMI above 85% is considered as overweight a BMI above 90% is noted as obese

What is Childhood Obesity?Childhood Obesity is a condition where excess body fat affects a child's health or well-being.


With more than 42 million overwheight children in the world, obesity is increasing worldwide. In the US in 2010 32.6% of 6-11 year olds were overweight and childen of 6-9 years were obese

FAMILY PRACTISESNow a days family practises have greatly changed and most of these contrribute to child obesity:-1. Not a lot of children go out to play and instead use electronic gadgets.2. All the students are driven home rather than walking or going directly to a bust stop.3. As family size decreases,so does a child's pester power increase which in the end leads to always getting the food that they want which is mostly bad.


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