How to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
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NDTV defines obesity as "a 20% excess of calculated weight for age, gender and height of a child." Poor diet primarily causes obesity, but lack of exercise also supplements it. Obesity can lead to larger health problems later in life; diabetes is one primary example.
Parents should encourage their children to eat foods with high nutritional value and develop healthy habits themselves as an example to their children. Click here for further information about modern childhood obesity and how to stem it.