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Transcript of Food Habits
•Less than a quarter of young people eat the recommended amount of vegetables per day.
•55 of boys and 4 of girls drink more than 1 glass of soft drink per day.
•80 of young people eat at fast food outlets at least once a week.
•Many people skip breakfast.
•Being overweight or obese can have a significant impact on the lives of young people.
•It can affect self-esteem and may subject them to bullying and negative stereotypes.
Protective Behaviours: • Enjoying foods without overindulging.
• Seeking out the good information about food.
• Eating a variety of foods.
• Making plans to eat healthier.
• Establishing healthy routines.
• Experimenting with fruit and vegetables.
• Not being too strict on yourself in relation to foods.
• Talking to others about their food habits.
• Drinking plenty of water.
• Learning to read the labels.
risky Behaviours: • Poor eating habits can lead to being overweight/obese and can increase the likelihood of suffering asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease and a range of other social, emotional and physical problems in both the short and long term.
• Overindulging in foods eg- large helpings, going back for seconds, drinking soft drinks/energy drinks/alcohol excessively.
• Skipping meals.
• Not being informed by nutritional information.
• Eating meals in front of the TV.
• Not eating breakfast.
• Regularly eating at fast food outlets.
• Rarely eating fruit and vegetables.
• Always buying food from the school canteen.
• Getting into the habit of eating excessively when you get home from school.
• Not being aware of what is in processed foods.
Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous males weight percentages and BMI categories. Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous females in each of the BMI categories STASTICS:
• 5% of 15-19 year olds (nearly 55000 teenagers) were obese in 2004-05
• 18% (200000 teenagers) were overweight but not obese. The rate was higher among males than females.
• Rates of overweight and obesity have increased significantly since 1995.
Perceptions of Health
Negative Effects; by breanna burnes.