Obesity is abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. In 2008. Over 1.4 billion adults ages 20 and older are overweight. 200 million are men and 300 million are women. 65% of the worlds population live in countries where obesity kills more people than underweight. Low and Middle class people are more likely to be obese than rich people. There are more women than men who are obese. While there are more than 40 million under the age of 5 obese as well.
Media Influence Depression Lack of exercise/ Lack of motivation access to healthy food Shortness of breath Upbringing Diabetes Stress
Have a healthy snack bar as you come down the lunch room line. We will work with the principal and the lunch room committee. It will give them a more variety of healthy choices.
Will make this happen by talking to the principal so that we can put things into action. They will monitor this by seeing how much healthy food they have left over. We will be addressing healthy eating habits because most students choose to eat the unhealthy foods rather than the healthy foods.
The vending machines are redesigned to solely sell healthy snacks that fit the nutritional requirements of a student. The wellness team will work together with vendors and principals to implement the vending machines. Healthier vending machines will provide healthy snacks that properly provide nutrition and energy opposed to unhealthy chips and candy.
The vendors can provide an inventory of the sales which the wellness team can assess the success of the vendor. Physical wellness is the importance behind the healthier vending machines. Healthy snacks will lead to a healthier diet.
Make it mandatory that students have a 10 minutes exercise break in class. The Youth Wellness Teams will work with the principal and the class room teachers. It will break the students out of their tiredness and make them more focused on what going on in class/ more active.
They will monitor this by having a designated bell that rings to remind them to take this break and become part of their daily routine. This is addressing physical well and we are addressing this because a lot of students have a lack of exercise.