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  • 1. Child Obesity Why is child obesity so much more prevalent now than it has been in past years? Hannah Siaurusaitis B- Reading 12-06-11
  • 2. What is Child Obesity?
    • Definition: Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.
    • Quote: "Solutions have to come from the bottom-up the government can't be in a position telling people... what to do in their own homes.“
    • Michelle Obama
    • Statistic: 43% of elementary students
  • 3. What is causing child obesity?
    • “ People think their over weight because their lazy.” (Michelle Obama)
    • Genes cause obesity 80% of the time
    • Parts of the brain and hormones make you crave food.
    • Eating is entirely conscious and voluntary.
    • “ Technology and lack of physical education, also people are always in a rush to get somewhere” ( Mrs. Earle)
    • Lifestyles: culture, overeating, bad habits
  • 4. How are electronics effecting child obesity?
    • “ Children are sitting around to much, using TV as their main entertainment” (Mrs. Earle)
    • Computers are preventing kids from going outside.
    • “ Video is one of the top causers of obesity” (Michelle Obama)
    • Kids are given the freedom as to how much they eat and their electronics
  • 5. How are schools increasing child obesity?
    • Homework is preventing children form being/ playing outside
    • All of the work they have to do in classes leads to stress, which leads to over eating
    • “ To much world language classes and not enough P.E.” (Mrs. Earle)
  • 6. How are school lunch times increasing child obesity?
    • Unhealthy snacks are being sold: icy, cookies, ice cream
    • Healthier foods are their, kids just aren’t eating them: fruits, vegetables, 100 calorie packs
    • Lack of time leads to over eating
    • Studies show that healthier foods take longer to eat (celery)
    • Students tend to eat their favorite food first and run out of time to eat healthierlp foods
  • 7. What can people do to lower rate of child obesity?
    • Take junk foods out of schools
    • Food companies should start working harder to direct children's choices: not advertising junk foods, not selling as much junk food, attempt to clarify and standardize nutrition facts
    • Give kids more physical activity
    • Parents should watch how much electronics are being used, pack kids lunches, watch their eating and electronic habits.
  • 8. More information to how people can lower rates.
    • Offer better school lunches and in vending machines
    • Cultural foods and TV are major impacts on children's eating and actions
  • 9. Pediatrician
      • A Pediatrician has the ability to help children by treating various illnesses: examine children, diagnose illnesses, asses growth and development, maintain medical history, plan and execute medical health plans.
      • 260,500 new jobs (2008-2018)
      • 20% or more advancement (2008-2018)
      • Related careers: neonatal nurse, general practice, psychologist and specialist
  • 10. High School Career academies
    • River Hill high school
    • The academy I chose to research was the certified nursing assistant academy Biotechnology and health service center
    • I chose this academy to research because I know I want to go into the medical field. Most medical jobs require a nursing certification.
  • 11. University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Located- Baltimore city, Green Street
    • Tuition- instate $30,000, out of state $40,000
    • program requirements- year of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics
    • Maryland has hundreds or different departments on campus, mascot is a Terrapin
  • 12. Community Service
    • For community service I have gone and helped at a nursing home and served at a soup kitchen.
    • I chose to do these community service because I love to help the less fortunate and it is always enjoyable to talk to and hear their stories.
  • 13. Prior Job Experience
      • Rita's server
      • Starbucks barista
      • Ruby Tuesdays host
      • Target customer service helper
      • Hollister casher
  • 14. Citing
    • Terp: http://www.google.com/search?q=Terp&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=uBvgTu2kDIjg0QHanvnIBw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1351&bih=629