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  • JANE

    May 4, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    In many countries, the current global obesity epidemic rate has risen among children. The government and parents equally play a major role in sharing the responsibility. As far as I am concerned, the state has the main role, but the control is over parents.

    In particular, the government has the authority to reduce the obesity rate by enacting real reforms. The state should start pressurizing new laws like an extension of physical activity hours. This will make them maintain their physical health. For instance, children spend most of their time in school. Introducing activities like daily exercises and yoga may help to stay calm and fit. Moreover, higher taxes on soft drinks, fast foods, and unhealthy products would make them circumvent healthy foods. For example, many African countries are shifting to healthy diets. Instead of buying fast food, they prefer to cook meals that are free from preservatives. This is also due to the higher cost of fast foods in developed countries.

    Turning to the side of the parents, they shape their children by insisting them what to do and what to not. Firstly, parents should spend time with their children by taking them to parks, playgrounds, etc., where they could more sweat and not become stout. For example, involving children in extracurricular classes like swimming, and badminton would help them overcome obesity problems. Secondly, parents should provide children with healthy foods. Making tastier foods using healthy vegetables may want them to eat. For instance, instead of buying products with sugar, they can be made with jaggery at home.

    In a nutshell, the duty should be shared by both government and parents. Since today’s children are future hope, we should concentrate more on building their health stronger. The government should start imposing strict rules and parents should serve children healthy foods.

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