Are they not eating the right things? You wrote this: Overweight children are prone to many problems. Text Book of Public health and Community Medicine. While BMI seems appropriate for differentiating adults, it may not be as useful in children because of their changing body shape as they progress through normal growth.
Childhood obesity is a very genuine therapeutic condition that influences children. A study by conducted by Williams et al.
About childhood obesity. Many consider genetics and hormonal development as a proof for childhood obesity. Media effects have been found for adolescent aggression and smoking and formation of unrealistic body ideals.