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OBESITY AND THE AFFECTS IN SCHOOL

The challenges obesity can create in the school environment.
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Lori Bayard

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of OBESITY AND THE AFFECTS IN SCHOOL

Increasing trend in childhood obesity and overweight
* 1970-1974 5%
* 1988-1994 +10%
* 1999-2002 +15%
Challenging factors from obesity:
bullying
depression
low self-esteem
ridicule
prone to prejudice
poor physical development
mental illnesses
failing medical health


10 Best School-Based Strategies that would “most likely improve key health behaviors among young people:
•Address physical activity and nutrition through a coordinated school health program
•Designate a school health coordinator
•Assess the school health policies and programs and develop a plan for improvements
•Strengthen the school’s nutrition and physical activity policies
•Implement a high-quality health promotion program
•Implement a high-quality course of study in health education
•Implement a high-quality course of study in physical education
•Increase opportunities for students to engage in physical activity
•Implement a quality school meals program
•Ensure that students have appealing, healthy choices in foods and beverages offered outside the school meals program
PLUS LESS EQUALS
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