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  • 1. Obesity in College Students Ashley Scott
  • 2. Obesity in college•  Obesity in on the rise throughout America, and college students are at risk for developing and maintaining obesity into adulthood.
  • 3. Obesity in college•  In a national survey three out of ten college students were found to be overweight or obese.
  • 4. Obesity•  Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30% or above.
  • 5. Evolution Photo courtesy of http://interacc.typepad.com/synthesis/2009/11/ absurdity.html
  • 6. Obesity Related Health Problems•  High blood pressure•  High cholesterol•  Stroke•  Type II diabetes•  Coronary heart disease•  Respiratory problems•  Cancer
  • 7. Why are college students gaining weight?•  There are a few theories on why obesity is rising in college students: •  College students are leading unhealthier lifestyles than in the past, •  More and more college students are developing an unhealthy relationship with food.
  • 8. PollHow many of you believe you eat theproper servings of vegetables and fruits daily?
  • 9. USDA portionrecommendations
  • 10. Unhealthy eating habits
  • 11. Unhealthy eating habits•  “I try to create a compromise with my patients, swapping pizza for an apple.” - Jeanette Andrade, Dietician at McKinley Health Center
  • 12. “Late Night”Photo courtesy of http://guysandgoodhealth.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/tax-junk-food/
  • 13. “Late Night”Photo courtesy of http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2008/10/10-things-food-industry-doesnt-want-you.html
  • 14. Unhealthy eating habits•  Patricia Fuchs believes that incoming freshmen weigh more now than in the past, and this is contributing to the rise in obesity on college campuses.
  • 15. Healthy habits•  Reducing consumption of carbonated and high- sugar beverages,•  Reducing consumption of foods high in sugar content,•  Eating more fruits and vegetables,•  Monitoring proportions, and•  Drinking more water (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2010).
  • 16. Unhealthy relationships with food•  Psychological influences are one of the leading causes of obesity today in adolescents (Sparling, 2007). Photo courtesy of http://www.serpholicmedia.com/news/belly-fat-greater-risk- people-clogged-arteries-19196/
  • 17. Psychological impact of obesity•  Damaging to a person’s self-esteem.
  • 18. Unhealthy relationships with food•  A survey conducted found that individuals who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop “distorted eating behaviors and perceptions” (Desai, M. N., Miller, W. C., Staples, B., & Bravender, T., 2008).
  • 19. Conclusion•  Obesity can cause many health risks.•  College students are gaining weight because of unhealthy eating habits.•  College students are gaining weight because of unhealthy relationships with food.