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Are Poor Parenting and Food Choices Behind Spike in Childhood Obesity?

 

A plurality of Americans think both poor parenting and poor food choices cause childhood obesity, says a new poll.  29% said poor parenting, 24% said poor food choices, 4% thought childhood obesity was a disease, and 9% did not offer an opinion. Gap toothed boy with bowl of healthy food

Men and women differed in their views on the causes of childhood obesity.

Among men

  • 35% said poor parenting causes childhood obesity
  • 31% selected both poor parenting and poor food choices
  • 22% said it was poor food choices
  • 4% said it as a disease; and
  • 8% offered no opinion.

Among women:

  • 36% percent thought both poor parenting and poor food choices cause childhood obesity
  • 27% said it is caused by poor food choices
  • 24% said poor parenting
  • 3% said it is a disease; and
  • 10% did not offer an opinion.

The nationwide telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters was conducted January 17, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think? Do you think that childhood obesity in America is a disease or is it caused by poor parenting, poor food choices, or both? Vote in the online companion poll and comment.

For a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll, click here. 


Source: Poll Position

Posted January 19, 2012

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Many childrens are suffering

Many childrens are suffering with obesity but Obesity is one of the health issue that many women are suffering with this. Women health is also very important and many women have a obesity issue and overeating is most common cause of this. Diet and exercise will help to lower the risk of obesity.
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