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 
Violena Morales Leslie Méndez
 The number of overweight
children has increased dramatically
in recent years, but in United
Stated this is considerate as
epidemic.
 This occurred in boys and girls in
all states, in our population, in
general (children's, teenagers,
adults, old people) we can see the
gaining weight to a dangerous
degree and at an alarming rate.
 For this reason the problem of obesity
is a national public health priority.
 For all these reason we going to explain
what we can do to prevent that our kids
fall in this type of epidemic starting
from our homes.
 Consists of anthropological, physiological, biochemical,
metabolic, anatomical, and social alterations.
 The condition is characterized by an increased level of
adiposity and a corresponding increase in body weight which
has to be evaluated according to the standard values for the
individual age categories of girls and boys.
 Also, studies have shown that obese children are more likely
to become as obese adults.
 It is considerate as a problem because this involves immediate and long-term
health risks, such as heart disease as high cholesterol, high blood pressure;
diabetes; asthma; sleep apnea; social discrimination and other.
 Both parents working outside home
 Changes in the school food environment
 More meals eaten outside
 Changes in the physical design
of communities often affect
what children eat
 Where they eat
 How much they eat
 The amount of energy they
expend in school and leisure
time activities
 Use of computers
 Videos games
 TV
Note: Taking appropriate action require
attention to what influences eating
behaviors and physical activity levels
because obesity prevention involves a
focus on energy balance (calories
consumed vs. calories expended).
 Maintaining energy balance at a healthy
weight while protecting overall health
growth, development and nutrition status.
 Maintaining a balance between energy
spent and the food and drinks we consume
to support growth, normal development
and metabolism.
 “Energy intake=energy expenditure”
• Considering the multitude of genetic,
biological, physiological, socio-
cultural and environmental factors that
affect to keep this balance.
o Children are strongly influence by the
food, and physical activity related decision
made by their families, school and
communities.
 Healthy eating behaviors, regular
physical activity, and reduced sedentary
activity.
 Healthy lifestyle that should be
developed during early childhood.
 Following the Dietary Guidelines, this
provide general diet and lifestyle
recommended for healthy people since 2
years and over (not for babies).
 Parents can help prevent the obesity of their
child by providing healthy meals, daily
physical activity, and nutrition education.
• Healthy meals provide nutrition for
growing bodies.
• Increased physical activity reduces health
risks and helps weight management.
• Nutrition education helps young children
develop an awareness of good nutrition and
healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
 If the parents follow these guidelines can
help promote health and reduce risk for
chronic diseases.
Your children can be encouraged to
adopt healthy eating behaviors and be
physically active when parent:
 Focus on good health, not in a
certain weight goal.
 Teach healthy and positive attitudes
toward food and physical activity
without emphasizing body weight.
 Focus on the family and do not set
overweight children apart, this have to
involve the whole family and everyone
have to be working to gradually change
the family's physical activity and eating
habits.
 The parents have to establish a schedule
for daily meal and snack, and eating
together as frequently as possible.
 Make a wide variety of healthful foods
available based on the Food Guide
Pyramid for Young Children.
There is not magic pill that will cure a society’s poor eating habits. Who
can do only so much to protect their children? Those are the parents. As children
get older they become more responsible for their own choices. Unfortunately,
some of the choices they make can affect their future health. Each family must
take their own choices and must make their utmost to give their children every
opportunity to be healthy in the years to come.
Preventing childhood obesity

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Preventing childhood obesity

  • 1.   Violena Morales Leslie Méndez
  • 2.  The number of overweight children has increased dramatically in recent years, but in United Stated this is considerate as epidemic.  This occurred in boys and girls in all states, in our population, in general (children's, teenagers, adults, old people) we can see the gaining weight to a dangerous degree and at an alarming rate.  For this reason the problem of obesity is a national public health priority.  For all these reason we going to explain what we can do to prevent that our kids fall in this type of epidemic starting from our homes.
  • 3.  Consists of anthropological, physiological, biochemical, metabolic, anatomical, and social alterations.  The condition is characterized by an increased level of adiposity and a corresponding increase in body weight which has to be evaluated according to the standard values for the individual age categories of girls and boys.  Also, studies have shown that obese children are more likely to become as obese adults.
  • 4.  It is considerate as a problem because this involves immediate and long-term health risks, such as heart disease as high cholesterol, high blood pressure; diabetes; asthma; sleep apnea; social discrimination and other.
  • 5.  Both parents working outside home  Changes in the school food environment  More meals eaten outside  Changes in the physical design of communities often affect what children eat  Where they eat  How much they eat  The amount of energy they expend in school and leisure time activities
  • 6.  Use of computers  Videos games  TV Note: Taking appropriate action require attention to what influences eating behaviors and physical activity levels because obesity prevention involves a focus on energy balance (calories consumed vs. calories expended).
  • 7.  Maintaining energy balance at a healthy weight while protecting overall health growth, development and nutrition status.  Maintaining a balance between energy spent and the food and drinks we consume to support growth, normal development and metabolism.  “Energy intake=energy expenditure” • Considering the multitude of genetic, biological, physiological, socio- cultural and environmental factors that affect to keep this balance. o Children are strongly influence by the food, and physical activity related decision made by their families, school and communities.
  • 8.  Healthy eating behaviors, regular physical activity, and reduced sedentary activity.  Healthy lifestyle that should be developed during early childhood.  Following the Dietary Guidelines, this provide general diet and lifestyle recommended for healthy people since 2 years and over (not for babies).
  • 9.  Parents can help prevent the obesity of their child by providing healthy meals, daily physical activity, and nutrition education. • Healthy meals provide nutrition for growing bodies. • Increased physical activity reduces health risks and helps weight management. • Nutrition education helps young children develop an awareness of good nutrition and healthy eating habits for a lifetime.  If the parents follow these guidelines can help promote health and reduce risk for chronic diseases.
  • 10. Your children can be encouraged to adopt healthy eating behaviors and be physically active when parent:  Focus on good health, not in a certain weight goal.  Teach healthy and positive attitudes toward food and physical activity without emphasizing body weight.  Focus on the family and do not set overweight children apart, this have to involve the whole family and everyone have to be working to gradually change the family's physical activity and eating habits.  The parents have to establish a schedule for daily meal and snack, and eating together as frequently as possible.  Make a wide variety of healthful foods available based on the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children.
  • 11. There is not magic pill that will cure a society’s poor eating habits. Who can do only so much to protect their children? Those are the parents. As children get older they become more responsible for their own choices. Unfortunately, some of the choices they make can affect their future health. Each family must take their own choices and must make their utmost to give their children every opportunity to be healthy in the years to come.