Child Obesity<br />Ahlam Mustafa<br />Magnet Program<br />
Child Obesity Epidemic<br />An epidemic is sweeping our nation because we are ignorant about what we choose to feed our ch...
Child Obesity<br />“Children feel their disease every time they buy clothes or board a bus or plane.” (Goutham 14).<br />“...
Parents, Schools, Obesity Programs<br />Children have poor eating habits and do not exercise enough and they need to chang...
Parents, Schools and Obesity programs<br />“ Critics say that the selling of junk food in schools are creating overweight ...
Schools<br />The schools need to put recess back in for students<br />More health classes are to be given<br />No double m...
Schools Cont’d<br />“To fight the childhood obesity epidemic, initiatives such as removing soda and junk food from schools...
Parents<br />Need to be more aware of what their children eat<br />Stop being in denial and becoming more supportive becau...
Parents Cont’d<br />Exercise with their son/daughter in order to keep them from becoming more obese<br />Change families e...
Obese Programs<br />Teach kids to eat right, exercise<br />Teach parents how to deal with obese children<br />Help childre...
Conclusion<br />Children need help more than ever before with their obesity<br />Parents, schools, programs are the main s...
Work Cited Page<br />Craig, Winston.  Child Obesity In America. 1 December 2010 <http://www.vegetarian-  nutrition.info/up...
Work Cited Page cont’d<br />“Junk Food in Schools.”Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues & Controversies. Facts O...
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Period 7-Ahlam Mustafa-Child Obesity Epidemic

  1. 1. Child Obesity<br />Ahlam Mustafa<br />Magnet Program<br />
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  3. 3. Child Obesity Epidemic<br />An epidemic is sweeping our nation because we are ignorant about what we choose to feed our children.<br />“Around nine million children are affected by obesity.” (Craig).<br />“One in five Americans are overweight.” (Wordpress).<br />Schools need to include healthier foods, parents need to becoming more supportive, and more programs need to be made for obese children.<br />
  4. 4. Child Obesity<br />“Children feel their disease every time they buy clothes or board a bus or plane.” (Goutham 14).<br />“Obese children are at a high risk of becoming obese adults. The more obese the child becomes the greater the risk of adult obesity.” (Craig).<br />
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  6. 6. Parents, Schools, Obesity Programs<br />Children have poor eating habits and do not exercise enough and they need to change it, they can only change with the help of parents, schools, and programs.<br />Children are at a high rate of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.<br />The programs, parents, and schools will help lessen obese like illness.<br />
  7. 7. Parents, Schools and Obesity programs<br />“ Critics say that the selling of junk food in schools are creating overweight children who have health problems now and will be in much worse health in the future.” (Issues & Contoversies).<br />“ Not surprisingly, parents often react with defensiveness and denial when they first face the fact that they need to address their child’s excessive weight.” (Dalton 14)<br />
  8. 8. Schools<br />The schools need to put recess back in for students<br />More health classes are to be given<br />No double messages, schools should not tell students to eat healthy without actually providing them with healthy foods.<br />More healthy foods, for example more vegetables, fruits, and foods that do not contain so much fat and calories.<br />
  9. 9. Schools Cont’d<br />“To fight the childhood obesity epidemic, initiatives such as removing soda and junk food from schools, requiring physical education in schools and afterschool programs are to be done.” (Hutchison and Schlief 2). <br />Schools need to actually influence the students to eat healthy, exercise, and live a healthy life style. <br />
  10. 10. Parents<br />Need to be more aware of what their children eat<br />Stop being in denial and becoming more supportive because their child can go through the same things as a young girl named Sarah<br />“An eight year old girl spent the night at a hospital for diabetes; two years later she suffered from high blood pressure. Then she had to deal with asthma, heart problems, and a dozen of hospitalizations. At 14 years she died of a heart attack.” (Larimire, Sherri, and Steve 4).<br />
  11. 11. Parents Cont’d<br />Exercise with their son/daughter in order to keep them from becoming more obese<br />Change families eating habits not just the son or daughter’s eating habits.<br />
  12. 12. Obese Programs<br />Teach kids to eat right, exercise<br />Teach parents how to deal with obese children<br />Help children lose weight effectively<br /> Bring the child's self-esteem up<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />Children need help more than ever before with their obesity<br />Parents, schools, programs are the main supporters, they are the key to the child is future<br />These are all effective ways to reduce child obesity which can reduce the rate of type 1 and 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease <br />
  14. 14. Work Cited Page<br />Craig, Winston. Child Obesity In America. 1 December 2010 <http://www.vegetarian- nutrition.info/updates/child_obesity.php>. Web.<br />Dalton, Sharron. Our Overweight Children What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic. Berkeley: University of California. 2004. Print.<br />Hutchison, Courtney, and Michelle Schlief. “ABC News Health. “Obese Children Twice as likely to Die Before 55. (Feb.11 2010). ABC News. Web. 10 Nov. 2010.http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/childhood-obesity-makes-early-grave/story ?id=9796264&page=1<br />
  15. 15. Work Cited Page cont’d<br />“Junk Food in Schools.”Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 24 Jan. 2007. Web. 1 Dec. 2010. <http://www.2facts.com/article/i0700740>. Web.<br /> Larimore, Walter L., Sherri Flynt, and Steve Halliday. Super-sized Kids: How to Rescue Your Child from the Obesity Threat. New York: Center Street. 2005. Print.<br />Roa, Goutham. Child obesity- A Parents guide to a fit, trim, and happy child. Amberst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2006. Print.<br />Wordpress.Obesity in America.1 Dec.2010 <http://childobesitycause.info/obesity/obesity-in-america.htm>. Web.<br />

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