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