Childhood obesity an 'exaggeration'

It is said by an expert that Australia's childhood fatness problem is a hyperbole and entitles for a trash food tax will do small to ease poverty which is its main driver.

Jennifer O'Dea from the University of Sydney says that the rate of childhood fatness among low income families is twice than that seen across middle and high income families.

She says that a rising number of health experts call it as a tax on junk foods. It would only place extra financial hurt on these families, when a social justice moves toward is needed.

And despite the fact that not downplaying the issue Doctor O'Dea held that the level of this problem in Australian children is increasing day by day and childhood obesity has been stable while the late 1990s.

In Australia, as well as in New Zealand, the US, China and many European countries the childhood obesity rates have hardly pushed in the past decade.

Dr O'Dea features to the issue today to a prickly rise in childhood obesity in the 1980s and '90s. It was forecast to persist but had not happen.