Effects, Causes & Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Are you concerned about your child’s weight? Is he or she fairly sedentary? Do you worry about your family’s nutritional intake? Childhood obesity is a serious issue and is often associated with many physical, social and emotional problems. 

The following infographic, Childhood Obesity: Consequences, Causes & Prevention, provides a brief overview of the problem, its possible causes and ways to treat and/or prevent childhood obesity. Once you understand how dangerous the consequences may be, you will be better equipped to deal with the problem. You may want to begin with a visit to your child’s pediatrician. He or she can confirm the extent of the problem and offer helpful suggestions. 

While childhood obesity can be caused by genetics or metabolic conditions, most of the time, the blame can be placed simply on too much eating of the wrong foods combined with too little exercise. 

It’s never too late to help a child conquer obesity. The formula for prevention is simple: offer good, healthy food in moderate portions, reduce sedentary activities and work together as a family to achieve the goal of good health. Don’t expect immediate results; keeping obesity at bay can be a lifelong, yet rewarding journey. Keep reading to learn more. 

This infographic was created by Kids Car Donations, a vehicle donation program