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period 3-Fedeline Appolon-Childhood Obesity


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  1. 1. CHILDHOOD OBESITY<br />A presentation by Fedeline Appolon<br />Magnet SLC<br />
  2. 2. What is Childhood Obesity?<br />Childhood obesity is a condition in a child where extra body fat affects that child’s health in a awful way (“Mayo Clinic”)<br /> The diagnosis of obesity is determined by Body Mass Index (BMI) (“Mayo Clinic”)<br />This is basically the person’s body weight divided by the square of his or height. (“Mayo Clinic”)<br />
  3. 3. The Importance of ChildhoodObesity<br /><ul><li>Obesity affects many children in the world
  4. 4. An obese child’s life span is shorter than that of an healthy child because obesity leads to many health problems (Hicks)</li></ul>Including sleep apnea, arthritis and cancer (Hicks)<br />
  5. 5. Reasons Why Many Children are Obese<br />The foods that children eat at lunch on a daily basis are fattening.<br />Schools expose children to unhealthy snacks.<br />Schools do not mandate enough exercise into their curriculum.<br />
  6. 6. School Lunch<br />Schools serve the students processed meat <br />Processed meats are high in sodium, calories, and sugar (Rotondarot, Sgobbo, Summersast, and Hayst 1)<br />They can also put the child at risk for getting kidney or <br /> stomach cancer<br /> (Rotondarot, Sgobbo, <br /> Summersast, <br /> and Hayst 1)<br />
  7. 7. School Lunch (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Schools get paid for the amount of lunches they serve (Richardson)</li></ul>Schools receive $2.68 for each lunch that they serve (Richardson) <br />Children are more attracted to fattening foods so that is what the schools serve (Richardson)<br />
  8. 8. Unhealthy Snacks in School<br />The snacks that are in the vending machines in schools are highly unhealthy<br />Students often sell candy to other students in school for school-related fundraisers<br />Some schools have stores within the school that serve unhealthy snacks to the students<br />
  9. 9. Not Enough Exercise Programs in Schools<br />Physical Education was one of the first cuts made to school budgets (Sealey)<br />Gym is the only time a student get to move around during the course of a day<br />Not enough familiarity with exercise at a young age can lead to a poor habit later on in the child’s life (Sealey)<br />
  10. 10. A Child With High Levels of Fitness Do Better Academically<br />In 2005, the California Department of Education did a case study that showed that fitness correlates with academics (Sealey)<br />A child that is physically fit will perform better on tests than child who is obese (Sealey)<br />Therefore, physical education is as important as the other subjects in the school curriculum (Sealey)<br />
  11. 11. Michelle Obama and Let’s Move<br />Michelle Obama started this campaign to encourage children to eat healthier and exercise (“New York Times” A30)<br />She plan to have schools serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to children (Hellmich, and Hall)<br />She also want to keep recess in the school curriculum because she believes that it helps children relax (Hellmich, and Hall)<br />
  12. 12. Childhood Obesity Should be Focused more in School<br />Schools should make their lunches healthier<br />Should not allow students to have such easy access to unhealthy snacks<br />Schools need to allow students to have more exercise programs<br />
  13. 13. Works Cited<br />2009, Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, Tarrytown, NY Hicks, Terry Allan, Tarrytown NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2009<br />“Childhood Obesity.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 09 Oct. 2010. Web. 12 Feb 2011<br /> < obesity/DS00698&ei=hdpWTeK-JIzUxAXj7fQo&ct=np&whp=3158>.<br />“From Mrs. Obama’s Garden.” New York Times 24 Mar 2010, New York ed:A30. Print. <>.<br />Hellmich, Nancy and Mimi Hall. “Interview excerpts: First lady talks kids” exercise, eating.” USA Today. USA Today, 09 Feb 2010. Web. 12 Feb 2011. < firstladyBL09_ST_N.htm>.<br />Richardson, Jill. “Are School Lunches Setting Kids Up for Obesity and Poor Nutrition?.” Alternet. AlterNet, 25 feb 2010. Web. 12 Feb 2011. <br />< http:// setting_kids_up_for_obesity_and_poor_nutrician?page=entire>.<br />Rotondarot, Vinnie, Rob Sgobbo, Mariah Summersast, and Elizabeth Hayst. <br /> “Survey: School Lunches, full of processed foods, still get failing health.” Daily News 01 Nov 2010: 1.Web. 12 Feb 2011. < 01_untitled_lunch01m.html>.<br />Sealey, Geraldine. “Just Do It?.” ABC News Health. ABC news, 30 Sep 2010. Web. 12 Feb 2011.< Gym%20Class%20Cut.htm>.<br />