The debate regarding who is responsible for childhood obesity is complex, and only in looking deeply into the roots of obesity can we help to resolve this issue on the surface, many seem to believe that parents and families are the main cause of childhood obesity. 6consumer participation iworld health organization isbn 978 92 4 150478 2 (nlm classification: wd 210) the responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader in no overview of the types of childhood obesity prevention interventions that can be undertaken at national, sub-national and local levels.
Personal responsibility also falters when it comes to children, who are bombarded by junk food ads that undermine parents everything from child-friendly merchandizing of sugary cereals to cartoon ads is designed to give companies more sway over what children eat, says dr susan lynch, a child obesity doctor and wife of new hampshire gov john lynch. The role of high-sugar, -sodium, -calories, and -fat products in childhood obesity has been made visible by the media and various government regulations, which has created consumer awareness of these product-related issues.
Who’s to blame for obesity policy makers, the food industry, or individuals date: january 22, 2014 source: university of illinois college of agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
The concept of personal responsibility has been central to social, legal, and political approaches to obesity it evokes language of blame, weakness, and vice and is a leading basis for inadequate government efforts, given the importance of environmental conditions in explaining high rates of obesity. Indeed, childhood obesity should not be considered a problem by itself but rather a symptom of a larger problem of how we value and raise our children an obese child is not a healthy child obese kids are, in fact, often frequently malnourished because they are not receiving appropriate nutrients from their food. Subsequently, food marketers have been encouraged to demonstrate responsible promotional strategies in addressing the current obesity issue in the food industry, to address the increased concerns about childhood obesity, companies have engaged in various forms of csr.
Childhood obesity is also an increasing concern for the who: the problem [of childhood obesity] is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings globally, in 2010 the number of overweight children under the age of five, is estimated to be over 42 million. Consumer archive yougov profiles lite kids' obesity: who's responsible by by bonnie gardiner writer and contributor to the yougov website the big issue unsurprisingly, the issue of childhood eating habits have been on the public and political agenda in recent years.
It is the responsibility of everyone who lives and works with -- and makes decisions involving -- them parents, teachers, school administrators, policymakers, and city planners are all responsible for helping to create a childhood obesity crisis they must all now be responsible for helping to eradicate it.