Environmental Impact on Childhood Obesity

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    Mary Lou Walen
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    On April 9, 2013, an article(1) in the on-line publication Scientific American says “the environment kids live in has a greater impact than factors such as genetics, insufficient physical activity or other elements in efforts to control child obesity”(1). Where “kids live” is further described as an “obesogenic” environment(2).

    1. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/childhood-obesity-determined-largely-by-environmental-factors
    2. Definition of OBESOGENIC from the Miriam Webster On-Line Dictionary:
      • promoting excessive weight gain
      • producing obesity

    and what do “you” think?

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