Childhood obesity: a societal problem to solve

  title={Childhood obesity: a societal problem to solve},
  author={M. Schwartz and R. Puhl},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  • M. Schwartz, R. Puhl
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Reviews
  • In contrast to other threats to American children's health, the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity are considered the responsibility of individual children and their parents. This pressure exists in the context of the societal stigmatization of overweight children and the powerful environmental inducements aimed directly at children to eat nutritionally poor foods. Parents of overweight children are left in the difficult position of fearing the social and health consequences of their… CONTINUE READING
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