According to World Health Organization (WHO), effective population-based childhood obesity prevention strategies include restrictions on marketing of unhealthy food (biscuits and potato chips, for instance) and non-alcoholic beverages (soft/carbonated drinks) to children. Living a healthy life is easier said than done, especially when it comes to food. Sooner or later, we all have to pay for the kind of food we eat. The problem of junk and processed, packaged food in India is reaching dramatic proportions with every tiny village shop laden with packets of potato chips, namkeen and carbonated drinks. Obesity among children due to rampant consumption of junk food has reached epidemic proportions. Eating junk food like burger, wafers, salad full of preservatives leads to poor concentration. Children eating junk food often lack concentration. So right from the childhood children must be encouraged to eat healthy food rather than junk food. Fast food does not contain vital nutrients required for a good health and made up of fried and preservatives which does not remain natural. Fast foods may be a good way to save time, but too often they are high in fat, sugar and calories. Eat healthy, stay away from junk food, do exercise and stay fit should be the mantra of life.
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