The Nutritional Etiology of Childhood Obesity Introduction Childhood obesity is a global issue that is not just about what children are eating, but genetic predisposition, a sedentary lifestyle, food availability and inconsistent meal patterns. The nutritional etiology of childhood obesity is inconsistent partly because of the ideology of “single-nutrient and single-food approaches” to current dietary requirements. The overall food patterns of obese children are filled with indicators of what nutrients are lacking from these children’s diets (1). Childhood obesity in the United States has been on a steady increase over the last 20 years says the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The increase in childhood obesity is...The end:
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