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Childhood Obesity in America

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. What is the relationship of poor nutrition and childhood obesity to disease?

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Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. One out of three American children are now considered overweight or obese. This is a result of children eating more calories than their bodies are using up. In addition, since children follow the example of their parents, children have a 50 percent great chance of becoming obese, if one parent is obese. When both parents are obese, their children have an 80 percent chance of being obese (American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011). Children are more likely to have poor eating habits and get less exercise than ever before. Calorie counts are up and nutritional content of meals are down as more parents feed ...

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This solution discusses in detail the relationship of poor nutrition and childhood obesity to disease. APA references are included.

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