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  • Childhood Obesity Presentation

    1. 1. What Does Childhood Obesity Mean for You???
    2. 3. About us... <ul><li>Ellen van der Wee </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Edwards </li></ul><ul><li>Karina Vizor   </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Videna </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Um </li></ul>
    3. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Target schools, particularly Kaurilands Primary, to promote physical activity </li></ul><ul><li>Implement meeting night(s) to educate parents, teachers and caregivers about ways of stopping childhood obesity through physical activity in and outside of school </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>“ Lunchtime Funtime” to encourage children to get involved in physical activity at least 30 mins a day </li></ul><ul><li>Improve food choices at tuck shops </li></ul>
    5. 6. Relevance <ul><li>Commitment to te Tiriti O Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting equality amongst Maori </li></ul><ul><li>According to the 2002 National Children’s Nutrition Survey: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood obesity is more of a problem for Maori AND Pacifica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggests inequalities appearing in health protection standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Littlies, 2004) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Background <ul><li>Condition that affects the health of children </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing problem for New Zealand society </li></ul><ul><li>According to TVNZ (n.d.), genetic and environmental factors both contribute to obesity occurring in children </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>31% of children in New Zealand aged between 5-14 are considered overweight and obese (TVNZ, n.d.) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural variation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2002 National Children’s Nutrition Survey (Littlies, 2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood obesity varies in between cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood obesity is more of a problem for Maori AND Pacifica </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Causes
    9. 10. Other Causes <ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Living environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socio-economic status = money available to eat well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Emotional well-being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with Maori health models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual aspect of well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those that exercise live longer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those that participate in religious groups have better mental health? </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hot topic” in media? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is at fault? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laws on junk food in canteens? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School regulation? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Consequences <ul><li>According to the Child Health Research Foundation, obesity can lead to many lifestyle changes for children such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metabolic syndrome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type II diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obstructive sleep apnea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coronary artery disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Vickers, Ikenasio & Breier, 2001) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><ul><li>CHILDHOOD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OBESITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PREDICTOR FOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OBESITY IN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADULT LIFE </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Reducing Health Risks <ul><li>Eat 5+ fruit and vegetables a day </li></ul><ul><li>Do at least 30mins of physical activity a day </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid junk foods and sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Only eat when hungry </li></ul>
    15. 16. Evolution Continues… (Lay, 2004)
    16. 17. Parenting Role <ul><li>Caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional support </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. So Can I have a Role in Preventing it? <ul><li>Yes! Now you understand the condition! </li></ul><ul><li>Your understanding helps </li></ul><ul><li>Factors that parents can influence include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating habits, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School canteen regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support change and improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforce </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. References <ul><li>Lay, C. (2004). Evolution [Image]. Retrieved May 31, 2008, from http://www.evolutionminute.com/humor/6-Cartoon_evo_obesity.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Littlies. (2004). Obesity. Retrieved April 29, 2008, from http://www.littlies.co.nz/page.asp?id=360 . </li></ul><ul><li>TVNZ. (n.d.). Obesity in children . Retrieved April 29, 2008, from http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411307/776687 . </li></ul><ul><li>Vickers, M.H., Ikenasio, B.A., & Breier, B.H. (2001). IGF-I Treatment Reduces Hyperphagia, Obesity, and Hypertension in Metabolic Disorders Induced by Fetal Programming. Endocrinology , 142 (9), 3964-3973. database. Retrieved May 31, 2008, from http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/142/9/3964 . </li></ul>

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