Vast majority of obese American children do not recognize that they are obsese

Children with varying body fat (Walter Siegmund)


Most American children who are obese do not recognize it according to a report from the CDC:

July 23, 2014

A good majority of obese boys and girls believe their body weight is appropriate, reveals data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just about 81 percent of obese boys and 71 percent of obese girls are incorrectly assessing their current body weight, according to a survey conducted for the CDC, called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The survey, conducted between 2005 and 2012, involved data on adolescents between the ages of 8 and 15. Overall 30 percent of children considered obese, which numbers about 9.1 million youngsters, are not correctly assessing weight status, according to the data.

“As our country gets heavier, children don’t necessarily see it as abnormal,” states Dr. Daniel Neides, medical director for the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the study.

The weight misperception is higher among boys than girls and more prevalent among non-Hispanic, African American and Mexican-American children, states the report.

“People are very sensitive to weight and to growth charts, and [parents] will argue it hasn’t been updated in years,” said Neides. “We feel like young people are immortal and will be fine, and that population also doesn’t see the long-term implications.”

Parents apparently are allowing their children to believe a lie and should take steps to help their children not be obese.  Being obese is hazardous to one’s health (details are in the article Obesity and Prophecy).

The Bible warns about obesity, getting fat, excessive eating, as well eating things that are not really food:

2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good (Isaiah 55:2).

15 You grew fat, you grew thick,
You are obese!
Then he forsook God who made him,
And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods;
With abominations they provoked Him to anger. (Deuteronomy 32:15-16)

11 “Because you were glad, because you rejoiced,
You destroyers of My heritage,
Because you have grown fat like a heifer threshing grain,
And you bellow like bulls,
12 Your mother shall be deeply ashamed;
She who bore you shall be ashamed.
Behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness,
A dry land and a desert. (Jeremiah 50:11-12)

Many people, including children, do not often eat what is good. Many eat too many chemically-laced highly processed foods.

But most in Westernized areas consume the synthetics, chemicals, and refined grains.  Children need to be told the truth.

People should try to eat real, not artificial, foods. And soda consumption should be almost non-existent, essentially a very rare treat. Dietary changes are needed as the ramifications of increasing obesity are not good.

Some prophetic articles of possibly related interest may include:

Obesity and Prophecy Does the Bible warn about the consequences of being obese? Is overeating dangerous? Is gluttony condemned?
Eating Right, Eating Too Much, and Prophecy Are there disadvantages to being overweight? Is junk food really bad for you? Does the Bible discuss overeating and/or obesity? Is overeating having an effect on the US military? What are the ramifications of personal and national health for overeating? What should you eat? This is a video.
GMOs and Bible Prophecy What are GMOs? Since they were not in the food supply until 1994, how could they possibly relate to Bible prophecy? Do GMOs put the USA and others at risk? Here is a related YouTube video GMO Risks and the Bible.
Ten Simple Rules that Lead to Health Herbert Armstrong gives his opinions on this.
Does God Heal Today? What does the Bible teach? Herbert Armstrong tries to explain this.
UK Study Supports Daniel Diet Daniel and his companions looked better eating more vegetables and avoiding strange meats. Has modern science confirmed this?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?

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