Diet and Health in Children: Refutation Essay

I do not agree with the contention that children are unhealthy merely because they consume a diet rich in sugars. The thesis statement is misleading by pegging the health status on diet alone. Various dimensions of human health have not been explored. From the preceding, it is apparent that the thesis only covers nutritional health. Sexual health and mental health are the other dimensions of the health status that have not been explored. A child may be feeding well but have serious mental problems. A mental disorder affects the emotional stability of an individual and renders them unfit for some functions. Such persons, irrespective of the fact that they feed well, will not be necessarily healthy.

I do not agree that only diet contributes to poor health in young children. It is true that sugars contribute to deteriorating health in the young children. It is also true that because of the high sugar levels in the blood and the resultant complications, the young children are deeme...