Letter to Editor: Obesity Among Young Children

Write a letter to the editor of a local daily, giving your views about rising cases of obesity among young children. You are Lavanya/Lavesh living at 20, Shanti Enclave, Delhi.

Shanti Enclave

April 20, 20××

The Editor
The Hindustan
New Delhi

Subject: Obesity Among Young Children


It is sad but true that more and more school children are getting obese. It is all due to their sedentary lifestyle. They don’t want to involve themselves in any outdoor activity. They just cling on to T.V., internet or video games. The major cause is their fondness for junk and fried food. Home-cooked food is looked down upon because of their love for tinned and canned food. Most of them prefer pizzas and burgers over green vegetables, fruits and milk. The result is that these young students are losing their youth and beauty.

School authorities should take immediate steps to replace fast food items with healthy food, snacks and fruit juices. Physical exercise and outdoor activities should be made compulsory. Parents should also avoid giving fast foods in lunch box. Students must be taught that obesity is an invitation to fatal diseases such as hypertension, heart ailments, cancer and arthritis. This is a matter of great concern. So I request you to publish my opinion in your esteemed newspaper.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely

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