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Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem

A prezi on how childhood obesity is becoming a bigger problem in to United States, and what we can do to stop it.

Leanne Yelle

on 8 December 2010

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Transcript of Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem

Childhood Obesity A Growing Problem? Have you ever noticed how the
kids you hung out with in school
were usually pretty skinny? Have you seen their kids? Most of them will be overweight or obese. Statistics show that obesity
in children and teens has gone up between 1963 and 2000 The FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
has yet to set a limit on the allowed and
reccomended amount of daily sugar intake. Seen These? Bet You Have More children are being effected by TV advertisments. The big question is . . . what will you do about it? Thank You Very
Much! Schools Are A Big Problem Eliminating P.E. classes
Less healthy lunch options
Adding vending machines This means:
Lower GPA
Lower grades
More fighting
Less physical activity
More overweight kids What is obesity? Obesity is classified by your BMi score: BMI Score:
40+*** Morbidly Obese
30-39*** Obese
25-29*** Overweight
18-24*** Healthty
18-Under*** Underweight TV Ads Usually Promise:
Fun/Happiness If you can't pronounce it, you shouldn't be eating it. Shopping Less healthy foods on lower shelves
Healthy on higher shelves + hidden
Kids see unhealthy foods at their level
Parents Buy junk food for kids
Don't promote healthy lifestyle Caused by:

Fast Food industry
Parents Obesity can shorten your life . . . . . . Cause major health problems like
cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure . . . . . . And cause Morbid Obesity. "Morbid Obesity"
Your life is threatned b your weight VS It doesn't matter how you look at it . . . it is still Poison. 300 commercials a day How Advertising Works:
See cool product
Person with product looks happy/having fun
Think if they buy it they will be like that
Works with adults too Parents use TV + computer as babysitter Kids eat endless amounts of junk food Schools only focus on core classes.
Shortening PE
Or replacing PE with other elective = PE every
other day Don't care what
their kids eat Forgotten how to be healthy Gotten lazy $20,484 Total cost for bariatric sugery: Doctors only preform surgery if your
life is endangered by your weight If it is made by a plant, eat it. If it is made in a plant, don't
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