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Childhood obesity


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Childhood obesity

  1. 1. Childhood ObesityMeghan WinklerCM220-30June 1, 2013
  2. 2. Childhood Obesity 17 % of our child between the ages of 2-19 are considered obese Create school gardens Introduce healthy food options in theschools and home Encourage exercise and getting up andmoving
  3. 3. Childhood Obesity Children tend to eat what’s put in front ofthem, if we offer them healthy food optionsthey will be more likely to choose them on theirown.("Childhoodobesity,"Childhoodobesity)
  4. 4. Childhood Obesity Putting a school garden in schools, orusing the farm to school program willlower the cost of food within theschools, and increase the healthy foodoptions.Children can help care for thegarden, and learn about the fruits andvegetablesCan study math, with measuring howtall the plants are and how big they getScience can be learned with what eachplants needs on a daily basis
  5. 5. Childhood Obesity Farm to School program works with localfarmers that either allow the schools toobtain locally grown fruits andvegetables to serve, help with a schoolgarden, and/or come in and teach thechildren about the differentfoods(Tedeschi).(Farm to schoolgoals…)
  6. 6. Childhood Obesity Family meal time is extremely importantbut who can afford to buy fresh produceall of the time?School gardens would give thechildren the chance to take homefresh produce to their families at littleor no costLocal farmers market is another greatoption for affordable produce
  7. 7. Childhood Obesity Creative Exercises for kids Scavenger Hunt Make some clues for children to be able to go from place toplace Make the rule they must run or jog from each clue to the next Make sure to offer them a special reward or treat at the endfor finding the special item at the final destination (Galloway, 2007)
  8. 8. Childhood Obesity Creative Exercises for kids Mini TriathlonFind items you have at home that require movement(examples hula hoop, basketball, soccerball, hopscotch)Set the items around the yard, and set a timer so thateach child participates in each activity for 5-10minutes and then moves to the next activityOffer a reward or treat as a prize for completing all ofthe tasks this will help encourage the child to partakein more exercises.(Galloway, 2007).
  9. 9. Childhood ObesityBeyonce re-did her video to make it into a kid friendlyworkout video to help the fight against childhood obesityjoining in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign (Conley,2011)Video is on top of page and will automatically start
  10. 10. Childhood ObesityReferencesChildhood obesity [Web Photo]. Retrieved from jpgConley, M. (2011). Beyonce joins michelle obamas initiative to fight childhoodobesity [Web]. Retrieved from to school goals and objectives [Web Photo]. Retrieved from to schoolprogram&FORM=HDRSC2Galloway, J. (2007). Fit kids - smarter kids. (pp. 75-76). Oxford: Meyer &Meyer Sport. Retrieved from -367a- 4ead-9918-2f1e205c4153@sessionmgr12&vid=4Tedeschi, S. (n.d.). Wisconsin profile. Retrieved from