What is ChildhoodObesity?• Obesity is an excess accumulation of fat• It’s the result of “caloric imbalance”, more calories are consumed then expended• Affected by genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors
Statistics Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. In 2008, more than 1/3 of children and adolescents were over weight or obese. 70% of obese youth has at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In 2012 for Florida alone, 26.6% of the population are obese.
Causes of Obesity Diet; over eating Lack of exercise Genetics Age Psychological issues Medications Medical problems Hormone disorder Prenatal environmental factors
Effects of ObesityImmediate Effects: Long-term effects: more likely to have Likely be become cardiovascular obese adults disease. Develop Diabetes More likely to have prediabetes Likely to have a Greater risk for bone Stroke and joint problems Develop Sleep apnea osteoarthritis Social and Have Heart disease psychological Increased risk of problems cancer
How to manage your weight Display healthy eating habits - eat a lower calorie diet - avoid fatty, sugary foods - eat vegetables and fruit daily Be active - exercise at least 30 minuets, 5 days a week.
Teaching Obesity in theclassroom children learn from what they see, if the teacher displays healthy habits they will to Provide healthy snacks Teach about fruits and veggies and what they do for your body Allow them to be active- emphasize on how good sports are. Help them experience success and develop a positive self-image.
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