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A Petcha Kutcha about childhood obesity and the organisations that fight against this desease.

A Petcha Kutcha about childhood obesity and the organisations that fight against this desease.

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  • Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in Americahave tripled. Today, nearly one in three children in America areoverweight or obese.
  • The first causes of death are diet and obesity related diseases.Being obese makes you also a target tojokes, pranks etc … which can lead insome cases to depression.
  • Children eat less home cooked meal thanbefore.There is no access to fresh food in low-income and difficult neighbourhood. They eat more junk food than before and have meals in bigger proportions.
  •  It Is a known fact that fast food are a cause of gain of weight. It’s fattening, but easy to access and good.
  • Children exercise less and less. Gym classes are being cut downWith technology, childrenrather stay at home thanplay outside.
  •  With the video game station and computers, children are less and less willing to go outside, they have fun inside They can have a “social life” with networks such as facebook, twitter ...
  •  They do not just raise awareness. They also give quick tips to try and fight the problem
  • Let’s move! is a movement created byMichelle Obama in order to fightChildhood obesity in 2010. The purposeis to reduce obesity in one generation.
  •  This program concerns everyone : children, parents, schools, elected officials, the community. They all can help fight obesity with simple steps.
  • Let’s Move! offers parentsand caregivers the tools,support and informationthey need to make healthierchoices while instillinghealthy eating habits
  •  School and parents specially must teach children about eating healthy, vegetables. Parents must be a role model.
  •  Most of children eats at school their lunch and breakfast. So it is important to make this food healthy In 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released new rules that will boost the nutritional quality of the meals Let’s Go ! launched Chefs Move to Schools
  • Wal-Mart committed to open new shops indifficult neighbourhoods to easy the accessto fresh food
  • Let’s Move! aims to increase opportunities for kids to bephysically active, both in and out of school . Children have to gettheir 60 minutes of play.
  • Parents should be more involved in their child activities andsupport them : - join a sport team-Volunteer to help with afterschool physical activities-Limit TV and computer time-Play with your child at the park
  •  Schools have to maintain PE and provide activities outside PE. They have to provide qualified school professionals who are trained in teaching methods to engage students in PE
  • Community can make their streets saferwith programs like Safe Routes to Schools or (example of the walking school bus).They can also make parks more available
  •  http://strong4life.com/ http://www.letsmove.gov/