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The prevalence of obesity during childhood is on the increase across various parts of the globe, especially in the United States. Childhood obesity is associated with multiple chronic health conditions, including premature death during adulthood. The childhood health problem is promoted by the modern environment, which encourages overeating of foods that are high in calories and fats, while discouraging physical exercise. This implies that the family unit plays a significant role in promoting or discouraging childhood obesity (Eagle et al., 2012, p. 836). According to the article, the problem is important to health care administrators, as it enhances their knowledge of the causes of childhood obesity and the preventive measures that can be used to avoid it.