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Child Obesity

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Orlee Bakhshizadeh

on 9 October 2012

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A Major Social Problem Among Us Childhood Obesity Prevalence of Childhood Obesity Department of Public Health County of Los Angeles Contributing Factors of Obesity Food Being Served at LAUSD Schools http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/reports/habriefs/2007/Obese_Cities/Obesity_2011Fs.pdf According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008.
In 2008, more than one third of children were overweight or obese.
According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, obesity rates among school-aged children increased from 20.2% in 1999 to 26.1% in 2008. What IS Childhood Obesity? According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the term"obesity" refers to a body weight that’s greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height.
A child is considered obese if their BMI is at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same sex and age.
Obesity is the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors
It is common enough to be considered an epidemic. Emotional/Mental Effects Immediate Health Effects As Stated on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website Long-Term Health Effects As Stated on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website More likely to have risk factors for high cholesterol or high bood pressure.
In a population-based sample of 5 to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Bone and joint problems
Sleep Apnea and breathing problems
Early Puberty
Asthma More likely to be obese as adults.
More risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, and osteoarthritis
Increased risk for many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate.
Related diabetes and heart disease is estimated to shorten children's lives by 20 to 40 years. Poor self-Esteem Depression Anxiety Eating Disorders Teasing/Bullying School Performance Social Discrimination Higher suicidal Thoughts The percentage of obese school children has generally been increasing in the long term at a faster rate at LAUSD than at other school districts in Los Angeles County. Presented by Orlee Bakhshizadeh Diverse Populations Effected By Childhood Obesity African Americans 23%
Latinos 21%
3.4% of children in Manhattan Beach to 38.7% in Walnut Park
Strong correlation with economic hardship and childhood obesity as well as adult and child obesity How Will This Affect You? As Community Members/Tax Payers: According to a recent Brookings Institute report, health economists have estimated that obesity will cost the United States about $215 billion in direct medical costs, productivity costs, transportation costs, and human capital costs.
With 1/3 of Americans considered to be obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it will not be long before obesity is an expected portion of taxpayer money. As LAUSD Board Members: How Will This Affect You? More time and energy spent on obesity awareness/prevention programs within schools. Spending more money/funding on programs to help children raise their self-esteem. Boxed drinks/juices contain a significant amount of calories and it is estimated that 20% of children who are currently obese are obese due to excessive caloric intake from beverages. As a result of childhood obesity, many children that have medical problems will have to miss class which means less money for the LAUSD schools when attendance is poor
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