Today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Reducing obesity levels will save lives as obesity doubles the risk of dying prematurely. Obese adults are seven times more likely to become a type 2 diabetic than adults of a healthy weight which may cause blindness or limb amputation. And not only are obese people more likely to get physical health conditions like heart disease, they are also more likely to be living with conditions like depression.
Yes, childhood obesity is a worldwide problem. Foods and beverages targeted towards children are full of sugar and unhealthy ingredients that can lead to many health issues including excessive weight gain. These kinds of foods are marked to children worldwide and is a problem that many countries have to deal with.
Yes, childhood obesity is a major worldwide problem. Obesity in children contributes to both near-term problems like juvenile diabetes, and long-term problems that can arise in old age. This issue is mostly prevalent in developing countries. These nations must take it upon themselves to develop programs that can help with this epidemic.
The report by The Public Health England that said children in England consume half of their recommended maximum daily intake of sugar clearly shows that child obesity is at an all time high and is becoming a worldwide disaster. First foods and lack of time to prepare healthy meals in homes is to be blamed for this situation.