Write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine on the topic, ‘Obesity among School Children’. You are Mohini/Mohit.                                                       


                                           Obesity among School Children
                                                        By Mohini
Obesity is a state of being overweight and is more than just a cosmetic problem. It is a serious health hazard which is a result of lifestyle disorder. Obesity is a widespread and growing problem in the world with significant medical, psychosocial and economic consequences. The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the last few decades and indications are that this trend will continue.

It is astonishing to see obesity not just among men and women, but also among the school-going children. The major cause for this is wrong eating habits. Children are very fond of junk food, such as burgers and noodles, which is one of the major causes of obesity. Also, due to time constraints and hectic schedules, it becomes very hard for them to take out time for any physical activity. Often parents too tend to overlook the issue and unknowingly add into the bargain through their lack of attention.

It is important to note that excess fat can lead to severe chronic diseases and illnesses. Efforts are required to educate and inform people about this problem. Also, the government should organise free health check-up camps at schools to help children keep a check on health related problems.