Obesity: A crisis of growing proportions.

  title={Obesity: A crisis of growing proportions.},
  author={Glenn B Berall},
  journal={Paediatrics & child health},
  volume={7 5},
Childhood obesity is a condition characterized by an imbalance between energy consumed and energy expended. A variety of factors that are unique to our modern day western society lead to the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. The ease and volume of food supply, high calorie density, convenience foods, convenience transportation, sedentary lifestyle, school system issues, and perceptions of unsafe neighbourhoods all contribute to this increase in obesity. Consequences of childhood… CONTINUE READING