Childhood Obesity Impacts Children’s Longterm Health
Healthcare plays a crucial role in addressing childhood obesity in the United States. Childhood obesity has become a significant public health concern in the US, with nearly one in five children considered obese. Obesity in childhood can have long-term consequences, including an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Certainly, healthcare providers can play an important role in addressing childhood obesity by providing preventive care, counseling on healthy eating and physical activity, and monitoring weight and growth over time. Access to nutritionists and food related education may have a considerable impact on childhood obesity.