Childhood obesity, and excess weight, are significant health issues for individual children, their families and public health. It can have serious implications for the physical and mental health of a child, which can then follow on into adulthood. The numbers of children who continue to have an unhealthy, and potentially dangerous, weight, is a national public health concern. (Public Health England)
Are you aware of the risks of childhood obesity?
Potential effects of Obesity include:
•High Blood Pressure
•Bone and joint problems
•Emotional and behavioural issues
•Low Self Esteem
Preventions of Obesity
Ensure children have a healthy & active lifestyle.
•Lots of fruit and vegetables
•Exercise and physical activities
•Limited time sat watching TV or on game consoles
•Education, talk to children about the importance of healthy eating.
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