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Kylia Granlund

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Transcript of Obesity

Jill Bardowski, Rebecca Clements,
and Kylia Granlund
Fatigue, Sleep-apnea and other obesity-linked factors hurt children's overall well-being

Obese children miss four times as much school as healthy weight children often resulting in poor school performance

Low self-esteem


A recent survey reveals that obese children rate their quality of life as low as those of young cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Lower self-esteem and self-confidence than their peers.
Bandura and Social Learning Theory
Self-efficacy- one's belief in one's ability to succeed in specific situations
Fewer friends, more depression, and poorer academic performance in school.
Delayed skill acquisition
Bullying, rejection, social isolation
In one study, obese children had rates of school absenteeism that were 20 percent greater than those of their non-obese classmates
(Children's Defense Fund)

Heart Problems
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Gastrointestinal Disease

Costs are very high for the individual, the family, and the public.
Annual medical costs for an obese child are about three times higher than non-obese children.
Obese children are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized as those who are not obese.
(Children's Defense Fund)

1/3 of children in America are obese or overweight

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years

65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.

In 2011, more than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight

Negative Psychological Outcomes
Negative Social Outcomes
Negative Physical Outcomes
Costs of Obesity
Family Support
School health/education
More physical activity (PE and recess)
Healthier food options/awareness
Fun and healthy activities at school and home
Prevention over reaction
Children's Defense Fund
World Health Organization
Overweight Teen

Helpful Solutions

Annual costs for prescription drugs, emergency room treatment and outpatient services related to childhood obesity total more than $14 billion, with an additional $238 million in inpatient hospital costs.
Results imply that for all children aged 4 and 5 in 2004–2005, those who were overweight had a combined 5-year Medicare bill that was $9.8 million higher than that of normal weight children.
The duration of overweight is positively associated with medical costs for children who became overweight after age 5.

Au, N. (2012, April). The health care cost implications of overweight and obesity during childhood. Health Services Research, 47(2), 655+.


excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass.


increased body weight in relation to height, when compared to some standard of acceptable or desirable weight.
Obesity VS Overweight
School meal options
Adequate Recess and PE
Nutrition education and awareness
Fun and Healthy Eating
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