Over excessive weight on the body The Body Mass Index (BMI) Greater than the 95th percentile on age and gender charts. Considered obese if child is 10% over the recommended height and body type. (AACRP)
"The physical and emotional health of an entire generation andthe economic health and security of our nation is at stake." - First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch onFebruary 9, 2010
Medical conditions Lacks proper nutritional levels Social pressure Reduced energy state; sheer laziness Advertisements for fast food
Psychological Eating problems › Binge eating Depression › Anxiety Physical Children with obesity can become adults with obesity › Heart disease › Type 2 diabetes › Increased risk of chronic diseases
National School Child Nutrition Physical Lunch Program (WIC) Education (NSLP)• Smaller portion • Most calories • Motivating sizes, more fruits are consumed children to be and vegetables daily in school active in sports (Long)
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Many factors contributeto childhood obesity.Parents or guardians arethe first step in helpingchildren.Maintain a healthylifestyle for child is thekey.
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