Facts on obesity<br />Statistics from the most recent large-scale childhood obesity survey in the UK shockingly reveal tha...
What is obesity?<br />A child is classed as obese of they are carrying too much weight for their height and sex.<br />Chil...
What are the causes of obesity?<br />there are many causes to obesity. Some are:<br />Excessive snacking <br />High calori...
Effects of childhood obesity<br />Lowered self esteem<br />Depression<br />Bullying<br />Cardiovascular risks (e.g. stroke...
Where does the problem lie?<br />Fast food companies-super sizing foods<br />Parents-providing an unhealthy lifestyle<br /...
Reducing childhood obesity <br />Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day. <br />Eat a low...
Bibliography<br />http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/blame_obesity.htm<br />http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/heal...
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  2. 2. Facts on obesity<br />Statistics from the most recent large-scale childhood obesity survey in the UK shockingly reveal that 25 percent of boys and 33 percent of girls aged between two and 19 years are overweight or obese. <br />One in four children is obese, the Health and Social Care Information Centre survey of 2,000 children found. <br />From 1995 to 2004, obesity among boys aged 11-15 rose from 14% to 24% and girls from 15% to 26%. The rate rose slightly in the two to 10 age group.<br />
  3. 3. What is obesity?<br />A child is classed as obese of they are carrying too much weight for their height and sex.<br />Children can become obese if they eat or drink more calories than their body uses or if they do too little physical activity.<br />Obese children are more likely to develop health problems in later life.<br />
  4. 4. What are the causes of obesity?<br />there are many causes to obesity. Some are:<br />Excessive snacking <br />High calorie fast food<br />Lack of physical activity<br />Family habits-if family habits are that more unhealthy foods are eaten this can instil a habit in the child as well.<br />
  5. 5. Effects of childhood obesity<br />Lowered self esteem<br />Depression<br />Bullying<br />Cardiovascular risks (e.g. stroke)<br />Type 2 diabetes<br />High blood pressure<br />Psychological problems<br />Physical problems<br />
  6. 6. Where does the problem lie?<br />Fast food companies-super sizing foods<br />Parents-providing an unhealthy lifestyle<br />Government for the lack of healthy food provided in schools<br />Advances in technology which mean that children sit around more.<br />
  7. 7. Reducing childhood obesity <br />Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day. <br />Eat a low-fat diet and don’t increase your fat and/or calorie intake. <br />Eat as little as possible of fried foods, sweets which are high in added sugars and fat and high-fat foods such as take-away meals or fast food.<br />Minimise sedentary activities, such as sitting for long periods watching television, at a computer or playing video games.<br />Encourage active play, for example dancing and skipping<br />
  8. 8. Bibliography<br />http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/blame_obesity.htm<br />http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/o/child-obesity#textBlock223712<br />
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