Obesity is often based on BMI (Body Mass Index)
Childhood Obesity • A condition where a child ages 2-17 have to much body fat that negatively affects the child’s health or wellbeing. •Childhood •The obesity has prevalence of more than obesity was higher fortripled in the boys thenpast 30 years girls in a study done in 2009-2010.
Cause of Childhood Obesity Lifestyle Marketing Fast Food Portion Lack of Sizes Movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature= player_embedded&v=24oVaeHeBAk
Health Effects of Childhood Obesity (Immediate & Long-term) Type 2Heart disease Diabetes StrokeMany types of High Blood High Cancer Pressure Cholesterol Liver &Bone & Joint Sleep Apnea Gallbladder Problems Disease
Socioeconomic & Culture• Research suggests that Caucasian children are at a reduced risk for obesity compared to African American /Hispanics.• This has a lot to do with socioeconomic standing• Culture to culturedifferent foods are considered “healthy”
Social / psychological• Low self esteem• Higher chances of depression• Social outcasts
How can we fix this epidemic?• Family; Eat a more balanced meals and snacks.• Engage in more physical activity• Be patient• Set good example for children (parents)
Education• Most of child’s day is spent in school; so schools have a huge role too• Healthy foods to snack on• Encourage students in physical activities throughout the day; other than gym