Childhood obesity is a significant problem across the country. Obesity can present all kinds of health risks for children now and lead to serious problems in the future.
This is why parents should consider being more willing to have discussions about childhood obesity. When approached properly, discussing this issue may lead to better awareness about the resources needed to fight this condition.
Why It Could Be Helpful to Have More Discussions About Childhood Obesity
Recently, I heard a song by the 1960’s pop band The Mommas and the Poppas called “Creeque Alley.” In it, there’s a line that says, “Nobody’s getting fat accept Momma Cass.” Well, evidently, Momma Cass Ellliot’s skin was as thick as her body was fat. She and her band members could poke a little fun at her weight without her needing a safe space to retreat to. In a day when political-correctness seems to have thinned virtually everyone’s skin, there’s still a lot of fat covering that thin skin. America’s childhood obesity problem is epidemic, yet few will even talk about it—much less sing about it. While working at thinning our kids’ waistlines, maybe we should, first, work to thicken their skin. Admitting there is a problem is the first step toward healing one.
Picture Provided by: Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera