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Childhood Obesity

Why childhood obesity is rising and what we can do about it.
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Matthew Jones

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Childhood Obesity

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic Why is it such a problem? Excessive weight gain can lead to things like....

Type 2 Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

High Colesterol

Several years ago Type 2 diabetes was called adult onset diabetes, but because so many children started getting it, they had to change the name (Dador). Works Cited
Dador, Denise. "Experts say Childhood Obesity on the Rise." KABC-TV. 18 March 2010. Web. 28 April 2010

"Obesity." Everyday Health. 1 August 2006. President and Fellows of Harvard College. Web. 28 April 2010

Martin, Daniel. "Half of Britons will be Obese by 2050, Landmark Study Warns." Mail Online. 17 October 2007. Web. 28 April 2010.

"Reminder for Parents: Salem-Area Spring Break Free Lunch Sites." Salem-News. 23 March 2007. Web. 28 April 2010

Let's Move. America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids. 23 April 2010. Web. 28 April 2010






BMI (Body Mass Index) BMI is what measures obesity

Having a BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight

Over 30 is considered obese If we dont change now, our generation and generations to come have a majority of obese people and too many health problems. What can we do to help? Michelle Obama started a program call Let's Move What is Let's Move? Campaign to raise a healthier generation How? Help Parents make healthy family choices

Try to put healthier food in schools

Teach kids about the importance of nutrition and exercise

Encourage more physical education and recess Healthier Choices Help doctors put more importance on maintaining low BMI

Food and Drug Administration putting front-of-package labeling on products

Next Generation Food Pyramid at Mypyramid.gov




Schools 31 million students participate in the National School Lunch Program and 11 million in the National School Breakfast Program This Means... we must have healthy food in schools Healthier US Schools Challenge Progam Requires food to be of a certain quality
Promotes physical and nutritional education
Provides recognition for schools who meet the challenge

http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html Physical Activity Kids need 60 minutes of active play

Physical fitness challenge: 60 min. of activity, 5 days a week, 6 weeks

Players from NFL, MLB, WNBA and Women's Soccer provide support and encouragement through sports clinics


3 Important Solutions Teach kids about nutrition

Encourage physical activity and exercise

Provide healthier foods in schools

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