Write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine on the topic, ‘Obesity Among School Children’.
Obesity Among School Children
Obesity is a state of being overweight and is more than just a cosmetic problem. It is a serious health hazard, which is a result of lifestyle disorder. It is astonishing to see obesity not just among men and women, but also among the school going children.
The major cause for this is wrong eating habits. Instead of a nutritious home cooked meal, children are fond of junk food, which is one of the major causes of obesity.
Also, due to time constraints and hectic schedules, it becomes very hard for them to take out time for any physical activity. Often, parents too tend to overlook the issue and unknowingly add into the bargain through their lack of attention.
It is important to note that excess fat can lead to severe chronic diseases and illnesses. Obese children often experience, hypertension, etc. Efforts are required to educate and inform children and their parents about this problem.
Schools must stop serving junk food in the canteen and start providing nutritious food instead. Also, the government should organise free health check-up camps at schools to help children keep a check on health related problems.