Surveys have revealed that Hong Kong children are becoming fatter and fatter. This phenomenon is caused by unhealthy eating habits and the lack of exercise. The pace of life in Hong Kong is very fast. People do not even have time to prepare a meal for themselves and their children and often eat at fast-food shops and restaurants. Meals provided by these restaurants do not contain many vegetables. They contain food additives and are high in cholesterol and fat. In addition, families are getting smaller and richer. In China, the one-child policy has spawned 'little emperors' who are pampered by their parents. Most children like to eat sweets and hamburgers which are fattening. The lack of exercise also contributes to the obesity problem. Children are always sitting down, either doing their homework or playing computer games. Some parents are too protective of their children, fearing that they might get hurt if they played sports. There is a need to change eating habits among children. They should also be encouraged to exercise. Otherwise, their health will suffer.