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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 starthttp://abcnews.go.com/Health/beyonce-drops-music-video-fight-childhood-obesity/story?id=13482133#.Uaq2PhUo5Yc
  10. 10. Childhood ObesityReferencesChildhood obesity [Web Photo]. Retrieved fromhttp://www.twodaymag.com/images/uploads/childhood_obesity_1. jpgConley, M. (2011). Beyonce joins michelle obamas initiative to fight childhoodobesity [Web]. Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/Health/beyonce-drops-music-video-fight-childhood-obesity/story?id=13482133Farm to school goals and objectives [Web Photo]. Retrieved fromhttp://www.bing.com/images/search?q=farm to schoolprogram&FORM=HDRSC2Galloway, J. (2007). Fit kids - smarter kids. (pp. 75-76). Oxford: Meyer &Meyer Sport. Retrieved fromhttp://ehis.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/eds/detail?sid=c482de40 -367a- 4ead-9918-2f1e205c4153@sessionmgr12&vid=4Tedeschi, S. (n.d.). Wisconsin profile. Retrieved fromhttp://www.farmtoschool.org/state-home.php?id=12

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