Discuss about the Childhood Obesity for Exercise and Consumption of Foods.
Childhood obesity has often been associated with exercise and consumption of foods which are regarded as having high fat and calories. However, this proposition postulating limitation of these foods has shown effects on the general growth path of children. When a child is denied such foods they tend to develop a negative attitude towards food intake, in general, leading to food avoidance behavior.
Childhood is a typical stage bracket where children value and experience food from varied sources irrespective of their nutrient value and effects. This gives them an opportunity to explore the world of food whether sweet or bad, (Reilly et al, 2005). Limiting this space through dietary modifications to curb obesity has far much impact on the psychological path of the child. A child can enter a depressive stage due to being denied what he or she desires to tastes and take, thus limiting the freedom of intake of food for the child.
Further, limiting intake of foods to children can have negative effects on the overall growth of children. They can enter into a state of withdrawal, refusing all foods thus inhibiting growth curve of the child. Exercise stress factor is likely to lead to children withdrawing and entering a stage of psychological distress, as they are subjected to states which they are not used. This affects the overall child social ability thus causing more harm than good to the child.
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