Child Obesity Epidemic.
Children obesity has been at epidemic levels for over 15 years and little has still been done to prevent or reduce it.
Obesity is the result of the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Children are spending more time watching television and playing on computer consoles while consuming foods excessively high in fat content instead of playing with friends in the garden and playgrounds.
There are split views around the debate of who holds the responsibility for the increasing epidemic. Whether it is the parents, teachers, government or multi-national corporations, such as McDonalds or Coca Cola, there is only one thing for sure and this epidemic must stop! We are all responsible for promoting & educating good diet and exercise to children.
The thought of exercise too many can be one of hard work, boring and uninteresting. However, garden toys & outdoor play equipment such as climbing frames, tree houses, and wooden play houses from Climbing Frame UK combines exercise with enjoyment and the development of social skills, which can go along way to combating this epidemic.