Obesity

Did you Know?

•  Young people who are overweight or obese are more likely to be bullied and excluded from social activities.  This can lead to reluctance to going to school, truancy and low self esteem
•  Young people who are overweight or obese are more likely to have emotional problems such as loneliness, sadness and depression, and in many cases turn to food for comfort creating a vicious cycle of more eating and weight gain
•  Repeated taunts and criticism about their weight can in some cases result in refusal to eat and lead to an eating disorder
•  Stressful events or big events can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns