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The saying Eat to live not live to eat defines many people However people should not eat as an interest but should eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle Parents who love eating have made their children do the same Many children are overweight or underweight yet their parents show no concern towards their health Obesity is excess proportion of body fat Many children eat excessive amounts of food and are unable to control themselves from eating too much Kwashiorkor is a form of malnutrition which occurs when there is not enough protein in the diet Obesity and Kwashiorkor though both are different but both can have a huge impact on childrens health if not treated well Obesity and Kwashiorkor may be common and many parents might be aware of the symptoms yet do not try to prevent it and due to this their children are being affected Children should have a balanced diet they shouldnt eat too much that could lead them obesity nor eat less that could lead them to lack of protein Since eating habits are recognized in childhood parents should be aware about their childrens diet as obesity and kwashiorkor can lead to various health problems later on This paper will discuss what obesity and kwashiorkor is how common these problems are what are the consequences and causes and how can these problems be treated Obesity is one problem associated with eating behavior There are various definitions of obesity which are used by researchers but the most population mean body mass index BMI waist circumference and percentage body fat are most frequently used Obesity is defined using population means which is the weight within the certain population of people It is used to determine if someone is average below average or above average Ogden 2010 p148 Body mass index BMI is most often used for obesity and it is calculated by dividing a persons weight by their height When weight
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