Yes. It's out of control. Juvenile diabetes is through the roof. The reason being is no physical activity. Video games is at most to blame. Plus, Most families don't have time to eat healthy nutritional meals. They have to get something on the go. Fat Food. Not a good combination.
Modern children might go to fast food restaurant more now, than the children in the past did. Children of today might spend a lot more time playing video games and being on the computer, which might cause them to not get as much exercise, like the children in the past.
The responsibility shall be taken by us first. The blame is on us. Children are not obese because they like to eat fast food. Our lifestyle habits have made them weaker and lazier by day. The society entertains the idea of going out and eat stuff which is not only delicious but also fast to cook and ready to eat.
Children should be encouraged to drink juices and eat green vegetables more. This is the only difference between children of today and children of past. Families knew that children should play outside and take part in social activities than just sitting in front of the computer like most of them do today.
There have always been obese children -- and adults. Most of the time obese children become obese adults -- not always but generally. Genes play a part in obesity and for children born to obese parents -- those parents should pay close attention to their offspring's diet and exercise from a very early age. All children today have advantages not known to previous generations and some of those advantages, like tv, the internet, internet games -- all encourage physical inactivity -- and some don't do a lot for mental health either! Children don't play outside as they once did and it's the rare child that walks more than the equivalent of a city block on any given day -- and many times that's to a fast food restaurant. Yes, statistics prove children are becoming more obese (and lazy because little is required of them) daily in these United States -- and who among us can blame the children. They have no choice into what/which family they're born and their birth family's lifestyle is their pattern. It's a lucky and blessed child that's born into a family advocating proper diet and exercise.
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