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Childhood obesity final

  1. 1. Childhood ObesityGroup Members:Liping ShenHyunah KimLu ChenErica AddohLillian Hua
  2. 2. Advocacy StatementAs Early Childhood Educator, we believe that childobesity is a big problem which affects children’s well-being and future. Reducing and eliminating childobesity is going to benefit our society, and help buildinga healthy life style in our community.
  3. 3. What is Childhood Obesity?Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fatnegatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing
  4. 4. Statistic about ChildhoodObesity 31% of Canadian kids are overweight or obese In 2004, 26% of children and adolescents aged 2to17 were overweight or obese, compare with15% in 1978/1979 Among children aged from 5 to 11, thepercentage of obese boys (19.5 %) was morethan three times that of obese girls(6.3%) There are twice as many obese Canadian adultsin Canada today than there were 25 years ago
  5. 5. Problems Arising fromChildhood Obesity.Physical problems High blood pressure and high cholesterol , whichare risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) Increased risk of diabetes 2 Breath problems, such as sleep apnea, andasthma Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort Fatty liver disease, gallstones and heartburnPsychological problems Discrimination Poor self-esteem
  6. 6. People Affected by the IssueChildren:physical & psychological problemsPhysical &intellectual development.Parents:worried about their children’s health and well-being
  7. 7. Society and GovernmentAffectedSociety Cost lots of money: in 2005, the total cost ofobesity was $4.3 billion. $1.8 billion in directhealthcare costs, and $2.5 billion in indirectcosts. Adults may die up to 3 to 7 years earlier thancounterparts with a healthy weight. Life style and culture Government Concerns about childhood obesityissue, promotes healthy weight and healthy lifehobbies
  8. 8. Cause and FactorsChildhood obesity likely is the result of The body’s natural selection favoring those moreparsimonious energy metabolism Today’s consumerist society with easy access toenergy dense cheap foods and less energyrequirement in daily life
  9. 9. Factors Influencing ChildhoodObesity in Canada Only 49% of youth eat fruit and vegetables morethan five times daily Children see more than 50 fast food commercialson television each month 9.7% of households with children are foodinsecure as a result of financial challenges facedin accessing adequate food 26% of students walk or cycle to school 70% of children are sedentary after school 37% of parents play active games with theirchildren
  10. 10. Possible Solution Healthy Eating Physical Activity Education Community Recreation Programs Medical Clinics Government Founding and Tax Exception Policy
  11. 11. About Toronto Public HealthToronto Public Health (TPH) reports to the Boardof Health and is responsible for the health and wellbeing of all 2.7 million residents. TPH has focusedon protecting and promoting the health of TorontoresidentsPrograms and Services:TPH offers services to protect the citizens ofToronto against health hazards, diseases andeducates the public on how to maintain, promoteand improve overall health.
  12. 12. NutritionToronto Public health provides a number of nutritionprograms and resources to promote healthy eatingaccording to Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Nutrition Programs in Toronto Program: Student Student nutrition programs in the City of Toronto aresupported by Toronto Partners for StudentNutrition, a partnership which consists of: Toronto Public Health Toronto District School Board Toronto Catholic District School Board Toronto Foundation for Student Success The Angel Foundation for Learning Community representative
  13. 13. Physical Activity for childrenand YouthPhysically active every day as part of a healthy lifestyle. Thishelps them to build strong bones and strengthenmuscles, maintain flexibility, achieve a healthyweight, improve fitness, improve self-esteem, meet newfriends and increase relaxation.For more information and resources on physical activity forchildren and youth go to: Fun and Physical Activity (PDF)Moving On The Spot Outdoors: The Ultimate Playground Canadas Family Guide to Physical Activity for Children (6 -9 years of age) Canadas Family Guide to Physical Activity for Youth (10 -14 years of age) Pause to play
  14. 14. Contact InformationContact Toronto Public HealthFor general information about Toronto PublicHealth programs and services:Phone: 3-1-124 Hours a dayTo speak to a health professional forfree, confidential information and advice; or toregister for public health programs, such as foodhandler training and pre-natal classes:Phone: 416-338-7600,for people who are deaf, deafened or hard ofhearing call 416-392-0658 for TTY8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to
  15. 15. Stakeholders Government Agencies Community Centre Schools Child Care Centre Parents Early Childhood Educators ECE Students
  16. 16. Action Posted News Letters and Poster at Childcare Centre Develop Facebook page to spread the news ofpreventing childhood obesity on the world wide web Distribute pamphlets in a Neighborhood to spread theword of preventing childhood obesity. Community Support ask the parents teachers andstudent to sign a card in support of preventingchildhood obesity
  17. 17. The Newsletter posted atShaughnessy children’s Center
  18. 18. Bibliography,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45175338,d.b2I&biw=1150&bih=593&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&