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IS YOUR CHILD OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT?

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General Health

IS YOUR CHILD OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT?

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Percentage of obese children is hitting quite a high record, 18.5%*?!1

Tackling overweight in children is a public need as it is accompanied with high risk of serious health complications and an augmented risk of early onset of different illnesses such as diabetes.2

Factors such as high fast food intake and sedentary style of living together with parents’ style of living and gestational diabetes, all have created the imbalance between energy intake and energy consumption.2, 3

Undertaking childhood obesity starts from birth, by exclusively breastfeeding your infant for up to 6 month, then selecting healthy diet options for your toddler together with proper physical activity. Following these measurements can help your child to avoid being overweight.2,3

Every one of us - as parents, families, schools - play a role in the attempt to stop this growing concern of childhood obesity.3

*In the United States

Reference

1- Childhood Obesity Facts. CDC. Available at

 https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html Last accessed: 1/7/2019

2- Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity: Facts and figures on childhood obesity. WHO. Available at

 https://www.who.int/end-childhood-obesity/facts/en/ Last accessed 1/7/2019


3-Sahoo, K. et al. Childhood obesity: causes and consequences. J Family Med Prim Care. 2015 Apr-Jun; 4(2): 187–192.