Two main causes of obesity in Indian children and adolescent and what schools can do about it

India has the second highest number of obese children in the world, with 14.4 million reported cases, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The two main reasons why obesity is tripled in Indian children are:

1.Lack of Physical Activity

Lack of physical activity aided by technology boom is making us physically inactive and leading to people becoming obese.

2.Poor Nutrition Habits

This is one of the major causes of obesity. Obesity never develops overnight; it progresses from poor diet. And wrong eating habits from the childhood also make people obese.

Globally, as people tend to eat out more often, the consumption of junk food is among key causes of obesity. During childhood, children fed junk food will find it hard to develop good eating habits.

According to the studies this and this

Schools play a critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors.

Here's what schools can do to fight childhood obesity

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