Created by Ben Arnold
Defining Overweightness and                        Obesity   Overweightness is classified as having a body    mass index ...
1985 Obesity Percentages perstate
2010 Obesity Percentages perstate
U.S. State rates for           2010 No states obesity rates were lower than 20%36 states had rates of 25% or higher12 s...
In America, approximately…   35.7% of U.S. Adults are obese   17% of Children ages 2-19 are obese
Causes of Obesity   Large amounts of calories    being consumed daily   Lack of physical activity   Decisions regarding...
Food and Beverage     Choices   •   Schools allow unhealthy   •   foods and drinks. More   •   than half of U.S. schools  ...
Television and Media  Children ages 8-18 spendan average of 7.5 hours per day usingcomputers, cell phones, TV,video games...
There are several programs to decrease obesity in all ages.   The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC)    Division of Nutri...
… Continued   The National Lung and Blood Institute    created We Can!, a national obesity    prevention program that enc...
Citationshttp://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.htmlhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/http://...
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This is my project for my Pre-AP English class. I decided to create mine on overweightness and obesity. If you are interested in donating to any of these organizations, the websites are on the final slide of the show. Thank you for watching.

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Overweightness and Obesity

  1. 1. Created by Ben Arnold
  2. 2. Defining Overweightness and Obesity Overweightness is classified as having a body mass index between 25 and 29.9 Obesity is classified as having a body mass index of 30 or greater.*For Adults Overweightness is classified as having a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile Obesity is classified as having a BMI above the 95th percentile*For Children and Teenagers
  3. 3. 1985 Obesity Percentages perstate
  4. 4. 2010 Obesity Percentages perstate
  5. 5. U.S. State rates for 2010 No states obesity rates were lower than 20%36 states had rates of 25% or higher12 states had rates of 30% or higher
  6. 6. In America, approximately… 35.7% of U.S. Adults are obese 17% of Children ages 2-19 are obese
  7. 7. Causes of Obesity Large amounts of calories being consumed daily Lack of physical activity Decisions regarding environment, ex. (someone drives a car rather than walking to work due to a small amount of sidewalks in town)
  8. 8. Food and Beverage Choices • Schools allow unhealthy • foods and drinks. More • than half of U.S. schools • offer snacks and/or • soda pops through • vending machines. • Students can also • purchase these items at sporting and/or party events.
  9. 9. Television and Media Children ages 8-18 spendan average of 7.5 hours per day usingcomputers, cell phones, TV,video games, and movies. This leads to the consumption of unhealthy foods due to theexposure of exposure of advertisements.
  10. 10. There are several programs to decrease obesity in all ages. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) funds twenty-five states to teach citizens about the problems with obesity. The Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation wants to “helpsociety transform itself for thebetter.”
  11. 11. … Continued The National Lung and Blood Institute created We Can!, a national obesity prevention program that encourages you to “eat right”, “get active”, and “reduce screen time” to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you would like to donate to any of these programs, the next slide includes the programs’ websites.
  12. 12. Citationshttp://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.htmlhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/http://www.rwjf.org/about/

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