Discussion #2 – Childhood Obesity

    Hello this is a Nutrition and Diet Therapy II class (biology ) and this is a discussion post so please read the instructions below. If you use  any sources; please list it. and NO PLAGIARISM.

Discussion #2 – Childhood Obesity


Childhood  obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents  in the past 30 years.  Many say the rise is due to poor dietary  factors, while others will say it’s due to the sedentary lifestyle that a  large majority of children lead each day.  The long-term effects of  obesity can be debilitating.

1.  What are some of the emotional and physical problems associated with childhood and adolescent obesity?

2.  Who do you think is primarily to blame for the childhood obesity crisis in America?  Why?

3.  If you were placed on a government committee and asked to come up  with ONE solution that could potentially reduce the prevalence of  childhood obesity in future generations, what would your solution be?   Explain why you feel your solution would work by giving 1-2 supporting  pieces of evidence.

Your response should be a minimum of 250 words.


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