Childhood obesity is condition in which a child is overweight for his /her age and height. For children and adolescents, overweight and obesity are defined using age and sex specific normograms of BMI.
Due to rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse effects, it is being recognised as a serious public health concern.
Childhood obesity, also known as pediatric obesity is usualyy self diagnosable, as the weight of the child increses abnormally.
Childhood obesity can further lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Children and adolescents who are obese are at a greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, social ans psychological problens such as stigmatization and poor self esteem.
For parents, chubby child is cute. But children who are obese in childhood are most likely to be obese as adults. Obesity hasits adverse effects on health and may act as a major factor for various adult health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, several types of cancer, osteoarthritis and psychological problems.
At HE & SHE Diet Clinic, Dietitian Sakshi recommends various healthy diet plansthat are full of nutrition required for healty growth of children and prevent weight gain too. . She includes healtgy snacks and suggests recipes too that are helpful to mothers in makinv food that is liked by the children but is nutritious and non fattening. At He & She, we also guide children with various exercises that help them gain height and a better shape to get rid off over-weight.
Children are the future of our country, they must be healthy and fit to live a content and happy life for betterment of the country.