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Childhood Obesity

Bri Sudenga

Bri Sudenga

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Bri Sudenga What is Childhood Obesity? occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his/her age and height Childhood Obesity: On the Rise 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
changes between 1976-1980 and 2007-2008 Why is Childhood Obesity becoming so prevalent? food choices
activity levels
parental obesity
eating patterns
low birth weight
parental influence
demographic factors Major Health Risks cardiovascular disease
high cholesterol
high blood pressure
type 2 diabetes Other Common
Health Risks asthma
hepatic steatosis
sleep apnea
low self-esteem
depression How to Establish
Healthy Habits parents decide food choices
fruits and veggies for snacks
smaller portions
don't fry food
avoid eating and watching TV
be role models as parents What Can We DO about Childhood ObesitY?
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