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Childhood Obesity

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Transcript of Childhood Obesity

Childhood Overweight or Obese
A Real Problem
Psychological Impact
Health Effects
Obesity is a Public Health Issue

Cardiovascular disease
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Bone and joint problems
Sleep apnea
Social and psychological problems
Poor self esteem

Cancer - Breast, colon, endometrium, esphegus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix and prostate
Myeloma and Hodgkin's lymphoma
Racial-Ethnic Disparities
25.6% White girls / 30.1% boys
41.3% Black girls / 36.9% boys
38.2% Hispanic girls / 40.5% boys

Income Disparities
30% low income preschoolers

Also higher in the southern region of the US. (MS, TN, KY)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
What is Obesity
and correction
Overweight -
is an excess of body weight determined from entire body mass

Obesity -
is an excess of

body fat

Children considered obese when weight is at least 10% higher than recommended

Commonly begins between ages 5-6 or adolescence.
Healthy eating
Physical activity
Influences on healthy behavior in children:
Child Care Settings
Medical Care Providers
Faith-based institutions
Government agencies
Advertising (food and beverage industries)
Schools have unique position for teaching children
Childhood Obesity
obese children often rated their quality of life with scores as low as those of young cancer patients on chemotherapy.
Stephanie Kurtz, Deonizia Egan, and Favour Pankito
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

18% ages 6-11
21% ages 12-19
70% of obese youth age 5-17 have risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Quick Stats
Healthy Eating
Encourage good eating habits

1. Provide access to health foods
Fruits and vegetables
Lean meats
Limit sugars

2. Revamp meals
Mayo Clinic Substitutino list
Internet sites
Phone apps
Help kids get and stay active
Take a walk, jog or run
Limit TV and video games
Physical Activity
Unhealthy eating patterns
Physical inactivity
Genetic factors

When your child is obese
What Can I Do?
Do not single out an obese child.
Make healthy eating and activity a family issue.

Children take ques from their parents and their self esteem is based on how their parents feel about and/or behave toward them.

Speak to your family doctor.
Even if they don't bring it up
Be prepared with questions
Prepare your child for the conversation
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

18% ages 6-11
21% ages 12-19
70% of obese youth age 5-17 have risk factor for cardiovascular disease
4 hours per day watching TV
Quick Stats
Unhealthy eating patterns
Physical inactivity
Genetic factors

Are they the problem?
Children who utilize the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program have a
higher probability of being overweight.
A 2003 study asked 106 children between ages 5 to 18 to rate their quality of life ...
Teasing at school, difficulties playing sports, fatigue, sleep apnea and other obesity-linked problems severely affected the children's well-being.
Childhood Obesity: The Effects on Physical and Mental Health

Childhood Obesity Facts <http://www.CDC.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm>

Overweight in Children <https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp>

Obesity in Children <http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/obesity-children>

Obesity in Children and Teens <http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Obesity_In_Children_And_Teens_79.aspx>

Childhood Overweight and Obesity Trends <http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/childhood-obesity-trends-state-rates.aspx>

The Teen Years Explained - A guide to healthy adolescent development - Article

Stigma Against Fat People the Last Acceptable Prejudice, Studies Find <http://abcnews.go.com/Health/stigma-obese-acceptable-prejudice/story?id=18276788>

Which Ethnicity had the highest rate of overweight and obese children?

What are 3 prevention methods talked about today?

What new fact or piece of information did you learn from this presentation?
Weight is one of the last sanctioned targets of prejudice left in society.
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