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Healthy Children: Happy Parents

Teaching parents about the risks of childhood obesity and methods to prevent it.

Melanie Wessels

on 26 February 2013

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Teaching Parents the How-to's of Preventing Childhood Obesity Healthy Children: Happy Parents The 2 Big Ideas What to Remember... Childhood Obesity Affects Lifelong Health Diabetes Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Depression Low levels of cardio-respiratory fitness have been associated with an elevation of depressive symptoms in obese adolescents. (Schwarz) Joint Disease Gallbladder Disease Obesity puts us at risk for
other health
problems... Regular Exercise
Healthy Eating Know the 5 food groups and the recommended daily proportions of each for 3 specific age groups. Healthy Eating What to Remember... Know the recommended daily amount of physical activity for children and adolescents. Regular
Exercise Over 60% of children who
are overweight
before puberty will be
overweight in adulthood.
(Coyne) Obesity-related conditions
are among the leading
causes of death in
Americans today.
(Healthy People) Stroke Coyne, I. , Rabbitt, A. , (2012) . Childhood obesity: nurses’ role in addressing the Epidemic. British Journal of Nursing, 21(12), 731-735.

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Schwarz, SM. (2012, Dec 12). Obesity in Children. Medscape. Retrieved 2/14/13 from

United States Department of Agriculture, Choose My Plate. (n.d.) Food Groups. Retrieved 2/14/13 from

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020. (2012, Sep 6). Physical Activity. Retrieved 2/14/13
from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=33

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020. (2013, Jan 15). Nutrition, Physical Activity, and
Obesity. Retrieved 2/14/13 from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/nutrition.aspx References! Two of Healthy People 2020's topic areas... Healthy People 2020 is a nationwide program which outlines health
promotion goals for the next decade Reduce the proportion of children
and adolescents who are considered obese

Increase the proportion of adolescents
who meet current Federal physical activity
guidelines for aerobic physical activity Physical Activity
Nutrition & Weight Status Two Major Objectives: Children and adolescents
should do 60 minutes or more of physical
activity each day. 60 Minutes The Five Food Groups Fruits Fruit Vegetables Protein Grains Dairy Daily Recommendations: Veggies Preschool-Age:


Adolescent: Daily Recommendations: 1 cup

1½-2 cups

2½-3 cups Preschool-Age:


Adolescent: 1 cup

1½ cups

1½-2 cups Grains Preschool-Age:


Adolescent: Daily Recommendations: 1½ servings

2½-3 servings

3-4 servings Dairy Preschool-Age:


Adolescent: Daily Recommendations: 2 cups

2½-3 cups

3 cups Protein Preschool-Age:


Adolescent: Daily Recommendations: 2 ounces

4-5 ounces

5-6½ ounces Always fill half your
plate with fruits and veggies. "The most recent national
surveys demonstrate that
21-24% of American children
and adolescents are overweight
and another 16-18% are obese
(Schwarz.)” (Healthy People) Thank You! How to plan
your plate Use the Choose My Plate model to help plan balanced meals. Recommendations Healthy
Tips... Exercise
Ideas... Take walks
as a family. Park farther away
and sneak in
some extra steps. Make chores into games. Practice sports with your kids. Wii and X-Box
Kinect games Reward physical
activity: Keep an
exercise chart with stickers and rewards Trade sodas
for water! After the age of two,
kids should switch
to low-fat dairy. Never go
a list. Make at least half
your grains whole grains. Make snacks nutritious.
Chips and cookies
are empty calories. Fruits and vegetables
make great snacks. Peanut butter and
banana sandwiches Apple slices
& Oranges Carrot and celery
sticks with hummus Berries and yogurt
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