Are you creating a superfat generation?

Philippines
February 12, 2011 7:25am CST
Hours of television, video games, the internet and the easy availability of higher calorie snacks are creating a generation of super fat children. what the parents should do about this?
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@marguicha (103906)
• Chile
12 Feb 11
I think it is not only a problem of parents. There should be an awareness of the fact and that can only done by schools and other places where nutritionists lectures parents and kids. Only a government can help with that in campaigns. Ignorance is great about this subject and we still have a world where a lot of people are underfed, another lot are overfed and many more badly nourished.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello Marguicha. you have a point about it but in my opinion, parents should be aware on what kind of food to eat their children. for example, always give the fresh fruits of our children if they were going to school so that after they eat any kind of unhealthy food at school, they can always eat healthy foods. Better watch the body of the kids to avoid happen like this. Families can help these children by adopting proper eating and lifestyle habits. good health is a family affair. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@marguicha (103906)
• Chile
14 Feb 11
What I meant tyo say was that awareness of what is good or bad depends not only of individuals, but of society. Not all parents are aware that they are doing something harmful to their children by letting them eat junk. I have seen that happend and the parent in question had a university degree.
6 Mar 11
Parents must first set an example for the chilren in good healthy eating habits inorder to raise a healthy generation.
12 Feb 11
Its' the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children grow up healthy but I don't think there's anything that can be done if the parents themselves are fat.
• Philippines
14 Feb 11
Hello kameleon..you were right because I have a friend which have a son called Jerome and he is overweight for an ordinary 11 year old boy. The heaviest child in the class and he is often teased by his classmates because he sees himself to as slow and awkward, he resists participating in physical education and after school sports program. Instead, Jerome spends his afternoon at home watching television, playing video games, and snacking on pop, chips and other goodies. So his parents think how to help their son causing the life style affect health and well being. As a mother, we should control and help our kids about the food they eat so that they were not like jerome at all. Because, if we didn't care about the foods they eat, I'm sure, we are creating a super fat generation from them and we cannot stop them. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@SIMPLYD (84786)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
The parents themselves should be a model of healthy eating lifestyle to their children. Perhaps, a once in a while treat in those fast food chains is okay, but not in oftentimes manner. But because sometimes the parents are lazy to cook healthy foods, they would just bring their children to those fast food chains, which offers foods laden with fats and sweets. Thus, the super fat children!