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Obesity in American Children - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological effects because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activities, and parental control has made food become a major health issue in many young teenagers’ lives today. Who is to blame. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (cdc.gov). this takes us to the focus of how childhood obesity has become an enormous issue today. For us to understand the impact of obesity and why we should prevent it, we will need to figure out the causes of obesity and what keeps people obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Preventing Obesity in School Aged Children in Australia - Schools and society are taking focussed actions aimed at increasing physical activity in children and helping lower the obesity rates that are becoming increasingly prevalent among young people. Statistics show that in Australia, one- quarter of children is either overweight or obese as stated in (Australian Government: Australian Insisture of Health & Welfare, 2004). The focus of preventing obesity will be the two to six year old age group. Children who are obese face a number of factors that affect both their physical and emotional wellbeing....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Socialization of Children is Key to Reducing Childhood Obesity - The purpose of this paper is to choose a topic or theme related to family or family theory. The questions to be answered are the following: what has been learned from the literature in the topic. How has the readings helped in a better understanding of how this issue could be addressed in practice. A minimum of three peer reviewed articles will be used in this discussion. The topic chosen is how parents’ socialization techniques and behaviors are contributing to childhood obesity. Based on a review of the literature, one thing learned was that the incidence of obesity from 1980 to 1999 has doubled in the United States (Ogden, Carroll & Flegal, 2002 cited in O’Dea & Eriksen, 2010, pp....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity in African American Children - Childhood obesity is a consequential medical condition that effects the youth and adolescence of society. This disorder creates health problems that were once only seen in adults, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although childhood obesity is a world wide issue, the percentage of overweight children differs, especially throughout the United States. Today, the greatest population suffering from this disease are African American children who reside in the southern part of the country....   [tags: Obesity in Black Children]
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Obesity in Children - In the United States childhood obesity has become a huge problem. Obesity is generally seen as a straightforward condition. Many believe obesity shouldn’t even be considered a “disease” for a variety of reasons. Others believe obesity is as much of a disease as cancer or diabetes. Childhood obesity is a serious and common disease that is becoming more and more popular for children to be obese. I will make some clarifications on these issues and give some reasoning behind it. In the United States, more than one-third of adolescents are overweight or obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010), (National Center for Health Statistics....   [tags: Obesity. metabolism, BED]
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The National Child Obesity Epidemic - In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than tripled. The pervasiveness of obesity has increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 20% in 2014 among children aged 6 to 11. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 increased from 5.0% to 18.1% during the same 30-year period. With that said, America is experiencing a very serious health issue concerning its youth. Obesity results from an imbalance involving excessive calorie consumption and/or inadequate physical activity. In addition, obesity is mediated by genetic, behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Video Mediums and Childhood Obesity - Video Mediums and Childhood Obesity Childhood Obesity has now reached a critical level. The main reason for the growing number of obese children is inactivity. With obesity in children being related to many health issues, it is important that we not only stop the rise in childhood obesity, but reverse it. With their health at risk, it is imperative that we assure our children are in good physical shape and at healthy weight levels. The stakes are quite high, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Being overweight during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depr...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - There is an obvious reason why children cannot drive when they feel like it, or go out and play wherever they choose. Children cannot have a cigarette or a beer either because if children did these things, they would certainly suffer the consequences, maybe with their lives. It sounds crazy to think of allowing kids to do anything dangerous, yet each day millions of American children slowly kill themselves with unhealthy dangerous foods. Of the 33.8 percent of Americans diagnosed with obesity in 2010, 17 percent of those were children between the ages of two and nineteen years old....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity: A Case Study - Introduction In the past three decades, rates of childhood obesity have increased precipitously. Between the years and 1980 and 2000, the prevalence of obesity has increased from 6.5% to 19.6% among 6 to 11 year old children and 5.0% to 18.1% among 12 to 19 year old adolescents x(National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2010). This condition is accompanied by many physical and psychological consequences for these children. There are two common postions in the debate about the causes of this condition....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Preventing Childhood Obesity in Australia - Childhood obesity is becoming more prevalent in the western world as statistics show that in Australia, one quarter of children are either overweight or obese. (Australian Bureau of statistics) Teachers have a role and opportunity to be an influence on students. They can train and develop good eating habits as well as encourage physical activity. The age 2-6 will be the focus of preventing obesity. This is a fantastic age group to work with as they are at the age to start good habits in all areas of life....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - There is an epidemic so fierce, it is impacting families from California to Maine. It is not the Ebola epidemic. It is childhood obesity. An estimated 1 in 7 children between the ages of 6 to 17 are overweight and/or obese. That is a staggering 14 percent. Compared to 5 percent almost 20 years ago. Hispanics, African-Americans, and American Indians, females to males are more prone to this devastating medical condition. So many divided on an issue that everyone can see; the health and welfare of children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity in Lancaster County - A significant part of the children and youth of Lancaster are confronting an increasing danger. This is an issue that has short-term and long-term health complications like diseases and even social-emotional problems. This increasing issue I am referring to is childhood obesity. For instance the Lancaster New Era newspaper states that “About 18 percent of youths in Pennsylvania are overweight and, according to preliminary data, the percentages are slightly higher than that in Lancaster County” (“Pa” D5)....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity and Fast Food - In recent years there has been a growing epidemic of obesity, especially in America. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey posted on the Center for Disease Control website there are 12.5 million children from ages 2 through 19 that are obese. Many people are starting to complain that the commercials and ads for these restaurants are the result of such an incline in obesity. Although there have been current ad campaigns aiming at children to live a healthy life style there are still hundreds of advertisements that are putting restaurants in a sort of ultimatum position....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity: The Need For a Healthy Lifestyle - “The nation’s obesity epidemic has become so bad that it has taken over tobacco as the leading cause of preventable diseases” (Gaffney). Health care costs linked to obesity and resulting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are greater than those related to smoking and excessive drinking (Gaffney). A child between the ages two to nineteen with a body mass index above the ninety-fifth percentile for his/her age, height, and sex by today’s standards are obese (Singhal). This problem is a serious medical condition and can affect many children for years to come....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Obesity in School Children - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported sixty percent of U.S children age 6 to 11 -approximately one in six children are victims of obesity-related illnesses that threaten to shorten their lives. That is more than nine million children. (Tartamella, Herscher, & Woolstoon, 2004). Those numbers are shocking and disturbing. Have we, as a community, encouraged the most destructive epidemic outburst. Childhood overweight and obesity are public concerns because unhealthy weight is rapidly becoming the most prevalent nutrition problem of K-12 school age group in United States and around the world....   [tags: Childhood Obesity] 965 words
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Obesity in Children - Obesity In Children Table Of Contents Title Page Aims 1 Introduction 2 Theory of Change 2 Defining weight and obesity 4 Statistics 4 Research and Studies 5 Obesity Causes in childhood and solutions Physically Inactive 6 Genetics 7 Selecting Food 7 Finance and Economic status 8 Effects of Obesity on children 8 Preventing Obesity 9 Evaluation 10 References 11 Aims • Raise awareness about obesity and its adverse health consequences, through an informative talk with the help of the local council....   [tags: unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits]
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Causes of Childhood Obesity - In the past few years obesity among children has increased and has now become a major issue in this nation. Over twelve million children in the United States are obese and seven percent of those children are at risk of having type 2 diabetes. Obesity has become a burden to the United States economy and it is costing America $147 billion dollars a year. Are parents to blame for obese and overweight children or is society at fault. Obesity has been around for many years but has always been known to be an adult issue....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood and Adolescent Obesity - Introduction A very good indicator for the health of the nation is the national epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity, currently a target objective for Healthy people 2010 (DHHS). The Surgeon General reports there are 12.5 million children between toddlers and school age who are obese, a prevalence of 17%, while children at risk for obesity have a prevalence of 16% (General). A third of the child population are obese or at risk for obesity. This condition crosses all age groups, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds and is determined by the measurement of high Body Mass Index (BMI), based on weights and heights in children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Obesity: Improving Health Outcomes - While exploring possible health issues and a population to focus on for my project, I was overwhelmed by the number of issues we are faced with everyday. I narrowed the search down to obesity and the population I would like to focus on is the adolescents. Health People 2010 identified overweight and obesity as one of the top ten leading health indicators that needs serious attention. Obesity has reached epidemic levels globally; being a significant threat to our own nation’s health. Adolescent obesity rates have more than tripled, as the adult obesity rate has doubled since 1980’s (Trust for America's Health, 2011a)....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity in America - It’s a scary feeling when climbing a simple flight of stairs only to reach the top and be completely out of breath. In America today this is the reality that many children face. Obesity has become an epidemic in our world, it has many contributing factors, affects learning abilities but there are preventive methods for it. Although little is being done about obesity, it's affecting the lives of many but mostly children and by a multitude of different factors. The rising numbers of obese children has reached an alarming rate....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity is Preventable - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological effects, because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activities, and parental control has made food become a major health issue in many young teenagers’ lives today. Overall, who is to blame. Obesity plagues America and threatens to seriously degrade our society in many ways. There are some that would argue to say that obesity is okay and that it is not that big of a deal, they are wrong....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood and Teenage Obesity - Who is at fault for childhood obesity. Is it the parents or is it the fault of health officials for providing lack of information. No matter who is at fault, childhood obesity is very real and needs to be addressed. It has reached epidemic proportions and has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Our children are at risk for a variety of health issues that are preventable. The estimated 9 million overweight children, including 4.5 million obese children, are at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma, and other pulmonary diseases, high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, stroke, and other chronic illnesses (Weiting 545.) This growing epidemic of overweight and obese chi...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Schools Can Reduce Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity is a health problem that is becoming increasingly prevalent in society’s youth. For a number of years, children across the nation have become accustomed to occasionally participating in physical activities and regularly snacking on sugary treats. In result of these tendencies, approximately one third of American children are currently overweight or obese (Goodwin). These grim statistics effectively represent all the lack of adult interference, in regards to health, has done to the youth of America....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Unhealthy Eating and Poor Diet Cause Juvenile Obesity - Society is immersed within a plethora of problems – one of which is juvenile obesity. Juvenile obesity is affecting many industrialized countries and is increasing yearly. According to Patricia Anderson and Kristin Butcher, authors of Childhood Obesity: Trends and Potential Causes, “ By 1999-2002, nearly 15 percent of U.S. children were considered obese” (Anderson). Knowing more and more kids are being affected by this trend is unnerving, not only in the present, but also for the future. Causing health-related issues such as diabetes and heart complications, the control of obesity is ever-relevant and needs to be addressed in a timely manner....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Obesity and Diabetes in Young Children - Obesity is medical condition where excess body fat accumulates to an extent that it becomes harmful to the body. Medical practitioners consider obesity a chronic and life-long disease like diabetes and high blood pressure. The disease has long-term effects for health. In fact, it is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States of America. Obesity affects both adults and children but it is more chronic to young children. This paper will look at the analysis of diabetes in young children, obesity, health education strategies and communication strategies used in nursing care and control of diabetes (Benjamin, 2011, 108)....   [tags: Obesity and Diabetes] 2401 words
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Childhood Obesity: The Government Must Take Action - Childhood Obesity is on the rise in the United States. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, “childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008[…] adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%.” (CDC 2010) Parents have started to file complaints with school districts and state representatives about the lack of attention this issue is receiving. There have been several references to the school lunch program and the lack of physical activity that children are provided during the school day....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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We Must Work to Prevent Childhood Obesity - Did you know that America has a growing problem that has now been considered to have reached epidemic proportions. That epidemic is childhood obesity. Obesity is a condition when an individual has an excessive amount of body fat. Some individuals can even be characterized as morbidly obese depending on how overweight they are. A child’s height, weight and age, can be measured by their physician, who can determine if they are above the normal range. Children are considered obese if their body mass index (BMI) falls in the 95th percentile range....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Government, Schools, and Companies Must Fight Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in America. Many children in America, get two out of the three meals at school. As stated in the article, "School Meals Need to Get Healthier: Report" published in Healthday, “About 30.6 million school children participated in the school lunch program in 2007, and 10.1 million children had school breakfasts. In 2007, schools in the program served about 5.1 billion lunches and 1.7 billion breakfasts” (Healthday). This staggering number directly relates to the childhood obesity problem in America....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Parents, Schools, and Society Must Fight Childhood Obesity - “Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years” (Adolescent and School Health), this is according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control. Obesity has become a national epidemic. This problem is not exclusive to the United States. The obesity rate has been rising all over the world. Many are confused by what it means to be obese. Obesity is having an excessive amount of body fat or a high BMI, body mass index, not just being overweight. The real concern here is the young age of many children who are obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Medication Can Help Reduce Childhood Obesity - There was a time when chubby children were considered cute. It was assumed that their baby fat would melt away and a healthy adult would remain. We now know that childhood obesity can be very harmful for our nations children. Not only can obesity cause health problems but also psychological problems. In recent years, policymakers and medical experts have expressed alarm about the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. While most agree that the issue deserves attention, consensus dissolves around how to respond to the problem....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity: Fast Food Companies Are To Blame - Since the fast food industry is targeting America’s youth, providing healthier options on children’s menus will reduce the rate of childhood obesity and allow for a healthy future. According to “Burger Battles” from the Weekly Reader, obesity is defined as a person whose weight is 20 percent higher than recommended for their height (Burger Battles 1). When this condition begins to affect children lives, it is then known as childhood obesity. Within the United States of America, around 15 percent of children are considered to be obese (Holguin 3)....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Healthy School Lunches Will Reduce Childhood Obesity - The average school lunch has about 900 calories, which is about half of the amount of total calories a child should consume daily. Many schools attempt to serve healthy lunches for students, but sometimes they are not aware of what "healthy" is. Other times they do not feel it necessary to spend a large amount of money on healthy food. If schools knew how healthier food would affect a child academically, they might be more inclined to pay. The American government must increase school funding, so that the schools can make this change for the students' benefit....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Children Obesity Issue in the US - Food is one of life’s main fundamentals to sustain viability. It is the continuing growth, maintenance and repair of the body that depends deeply on the energy and nutrients supplied to the body through the food. The nutrients that food provides to the human body is an incredibly, forceful process that keeps people alive and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over twenty-five million people in America have diabetes; 215,000 of those are children and over sixty-nine percent of all Americans are overweight and obese....   [tags: diabetes, overweight, obesity] 745 words
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Fighting Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity may not seem like a serious problem, but it is a serious medical condition that can have major effects on a child. Although genetics play a role in determining a child’s weight, it is usually due to a child’s amount of exercise and the consumption of healthy meals. Doctors are concerned with the issue, as we all should be, and they are creating new programs that are geared toward helping children learn how to follow a healthier lifestyle. There are some promising outlooks with these programs, and most doctors agree that parents should help their children create a more active and healthy lifestyle....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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The Increase of Obesity in Children and Adolescents - Obesity in childhood in adolescents has increased dramatically over the past century. Throughout the United States all 50 of them, boys and girls have gained a great amount of weight. There are immediate and long-term risks for children who are obese. Conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, steatohepatitis, depression, stigma and others. Cancer is also possible too. Children who become obese are caused by what’s within their genes, around them in their environment, or from behavior and habits....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits] 602 words
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The Problem of Obesity in Children - The lack of physical activity in children is a growing problem due to the percentage of kids who are affected by obesity, the sugary food diets, and the lack of participation in physical activity; however, children who are physically active tend to have better health, an easier time learning, and have a higher self confidence. Obesity is determined by a formula called BMI and is calculated by dividing body weight by height squared. Childhood obesity is a BMI at or above twenty-five ("Combatting Childhood Obesity")....   [tags: bad nutrition, lack of exercise]
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Obesity in Children Across America - Obesity in children across America has become an increasing public health concern. Obesity has been identified as an epidemic that is plaguing our children in the United States. In some countries around the world children are dying of starvation everyday. How can this happen when here in America the opposite is a major problem. This is not to say that in America there are no hungry or starving children. It has been proven that our children suffer from obesity, and “children who are overweight or obese as preschoolers are five times as likely as normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults” (“Hope”)....   [tags: junk food, diabetes, cancer]
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Obesity in Children and Adolescents - Did you know more than 35% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 in the United States are considered Obese (Bucci 32). Obesity is a huge growing problem in not just the United States but everywhere that needs to be controlled. The U.S is the fattest country in the world with Mexico as a close second. Fast Food and Technology are some of the main reasons you usually think of when you think of causes of Obesity, but did you ever think that Parents and Family members have a huge part in the cause of Obesity....   [tags: growing problem in the US, unhealthy habits]
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Obesity, Children and Physical Education - Today, it is no secret that America is overweight. Although we still remain the land of the free, we are looked at by the rest of the world as “the fat country”. This is a label that we are not proud of and each day more and more people are becoming aware of the new epidemic called Obesity. In the article “Childhood Obesity in New York City Elementary School Students”, the author Lorna E. Thorpe discusses the numbers and statistics of how many kids are really overweight. “ Findings from the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that in 1999-2000, the prevalence of obesity among children aged six through eleven years was 15 percent” (Thorpe et al....   [tags: Health, Education, Nutrition, Weight Loss] 1273 words
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Obesity in Children and Teenagers - Obesity in children and teenagers has become a major problem in the world’s society. “Obesity was considered to be caused simply by eating too much, as a result of psychological problems with food: using food to deal with depression, anxiety problems, even happiness” (Currie-McGhee 220). Kids become obese because they spend too much time in front of their computers and TV’s instead of going out and moving around and exercising in the fresh air. These kids have to start fighting against being overweight with the help of their parents, an exercise group, or with special support....   [tags: health problems in modern society]
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Parents of Obese Children and Charges of Child Abuse - Imagine you are invited to a BBQ. You get there and after sitting down with your plate you notice a man with a child sitting at the table across from yours. You see that the man is feeding this child a stick of butter, spoonfuls of fat and washing it down with cups full of grease. Do you feel there should be consequences for this. If you do, what would be appropriate. In most states this would be considered child abuse. Child abuse is defined by the CDC as the following; “…any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.” There are strict laws against physical and sexual abuse for the health and wellbeing...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Parents of Obese Children and Charges of Child Abuse - As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Initially, some people would say that there is someone to blame for childhood obesity, the parents. Children are becoming obese because of poor health choices and ineffective parenting. According to David Rogers, public health spokesperson for the Local Government Association, "parents who allow their children to eat too much could be as guilty of neglect as those who did not feed their children at all”. However, others will argue that childhood obesity is caused by genetic and hormonal factors....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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We Must Prevent Obesity in Children - Americans are the fattest people on the planet and continue to expand. According to a survey of adult men and women in the United States during 1999-2000, published in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 30.5% of Americans are obese, up from 22.9% ten years earlier, and nearly two-thirds (64.5%) are overweight (Flegal et al.). Excess weight isn’t just a matter of looks. Obesity magnifies the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other ailments–already overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of chronic illness (Brownell and Horgen 4)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]
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The Prevention and Management of Children Obesity in Schools - Obesity rates among children and adolescents have more than doubled in the last three decades. In a national survey conducted in 2000, 16% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 and 15% of children ages 6 to 11 were obese. (Alice Kuo, Ruth A. Etzel, Lance A. Chilton, Camille Watson, & Peter A. Gorski, 2012). These rates have since increased for minority children and adolescents. Investigative reports have revealed that the physician workforce has not been equipped to effectively deal with the prevention, detection and management of overweight children on their own....   [tags: obesity, overweight, physical education]
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Causes of Child Obesity - In the United States, children around the country are becoming extremely overweight. Statistics shows that 1 out of every 3 children is either overweight or obese. This number is staggering and scary. Being overweight is associated with many health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many more. More children in our society are becoming plagued with diseases that are associated with weight everyday. Our children are the future. And I know that may sound corny, but it’s true. We need to keep our kids active, healthy and strong, so they can live long and prosperous lives....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 609 words
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Childhood Obesity - The biggest loser is one of the reality television programs that aimed to reduce the contestant body weight and gain healthy lifestyle. From this reality television programs lot of overweight people assemble to enter this competition. If it being looked deeper with or without we realizing, obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, and all this evidence suggests that the situation is likely to get worse. In developed regions such as Europe, the United States of America, and in Australasia, the prevalence is high and increasing but in some developing countries even more extreme situations exist....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 1302 words
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Childhood Obesity - “At present approximately 9 million children over 6 years of age are considered obese” (Mahshid Dehghan). Childhood obesity continues to increase every year. Childhood obesity has a lot of causes centering on an imbalance of energy taken in and the amount of energy used. Factors of childhood obesity include children having obese parents; low energy expenditure which is a low amount of physical activity is a factor and too much television which is a cause for low physical activity time. Another factor that influences childhood obesity is heredity....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - Within the past three years obesity among children has tripled. Childhood obesity is considered the number one health threat in America. Childhood obesity has become a major issue facing America. And today over “nine million” (Selicia 4, May) United States children are overweight and obese. Sadly “2 million” (Tanner 2005) of these children are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Obesity has become a burden to the United States economy and it is costing America “$147 billion” (Holden, 2010) a year. A child does not become overweight and obese overnight....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - What is obesity. Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight, and morbidly obese is when the body fat is 40% or higher. More recent guidelines for obesity uses a measurement called BMI (body mass index), which is the individual’s weight, multiplied by 703 and then divided by twice the height in inches. BMI of 25.9-29 is considered overweight; BMI over 30 is considered obese. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of illness, disability and death....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity is a serious problem among American children. Some doctors are even calling childhood obesity an epidemic because of the large percentage of children being diagnosed each year as either overweight or obese. “According to DASH sixteen to thirty-three percent of American children each year is being told they are obese.” (Childhood Obesity) There is only a small percentage, approximately one percent, of those children who are obese due to physical or health related issues; although, a condition that is this serious, like obesity, could have been prevented....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”, is there initially someone to blame for that reason. Over the years as our nation grows, so does the appetite of many Americans. In recent studies, as obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise, childhood obesity is among an ever-pressing concern for the public health. Children between the age of two and five have grown in obesity rate and adolescents aged twelve to nineteen have tripled in that rate. Obesity has not only grown over the span of fifteen years but has become an epidemic among young Americans....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 423 words
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Childhood Obesity - In order to impede the epidemic of childhood obesity, the actual causes of the problem need to be evaluated and dissected. Obesity in children is becoming a huge problem in American society. In the past three decades, the rate of overweight children has increased by 300%. This is an alarming rate that is only climbing higher. Every member in society should take steps to becoming healthier. This would help the present generations as well as future generations to come. The lifestyle of Americans keeps us too busy to be a healthy society....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - Obesity is a rising concern in society today. The number of obese or overweight children has received more attention as the number has doubled in the last three decades (Hotakainen). As children are becoming more susceptible to life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, society has continued to grow concerned (Oliver). As the number continues to rise, the search for potential causes has begun. While many want to blame the caregivers, they are not the potential problem. Although parents should monitor their children’s weight, they are vulnerable to society’s (power) pressures and demands....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - According to Center for Health, nearly one-third of children ages 6 to 19 years are either obese or at risk of becoming obese. Statistics indicate that the rate of obesity for boys and girls are similar, despite the marked increase in the number of overweight children from 1960 to 2002 (Childhood overweight, 2005). Moreover, the prevalence of childhood obesity has almost tripled in the past two decades, from 6.5% in 1980 to 18.8% in 2004 (Irwin et al., 2010). Morbid or extreme obesity is no longer a health concern exclusive to the adult population....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 2130 words
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Childhood Obesity - There was a time when chubby children were considered cute. It was assumed that their baby fat would melt away and a healthy adult would emerge. We now know that childhood obesity can be very harmful for our nations children. Not only can obesity cause health problems but also psychological problems. In observing the causes of childhood obesity, hopefully we can slow down the epidemic. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of obese children ages 6-19 have tripled to 16% over the last twelve years....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 649 words
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Childhood Obesity - A healthy, average 6-year-old child has the lowest BMI than any other time in his or her life. However, in this day and age overeating and other health habits have given evidence to research that this generation has the highest rates of obesity in children. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has almost tripled (“Centers for disease,” 2011). Childhood obesity is becoming a serious national problem. It’s even becoming a concern internationally as well. Historical comparisons from every nation find obesity increasing at especially alarming rates in children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - Over spring break, my niece and nephew stayed at my house. I thought it would be fun to have them for the whole week. I made plans to go to Manteca’s Street Fair, enjoy a picnic at the nearby park, and go for bike rides along the Bike Trail. I never thought it was going to be so difficult to set my plans into motion. My nephew planted himself on the couch in front of the TV with the Play Station controller practically super glued to his hands. He only got off the couch to use the restroom or to eat; when I say “to eat”, I mean to say that he gorged himself on snacks, sweets, processed and microwavable foods, because he refused to eat the homemade food I prepared, saying it “didn’t taste good...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - As a 200- pound third grader from Ohio has been taken away from his mother and placed into a foster care for being severely obese. Did the state go too far. Social workers worked for years with the boy’s mother to get control of her son’s weight but she did nothing. County spokeswomen said “medical neglect” for the reason her eight year old son was removed from his Cleveland home (Jaslow). Childhood obesity has more than triple in the past thirty years (USA, CDC). Because Childhood obesity continuous increase at an alarming rate in America, Pediatric Nurses must work with mainstream society to promote healthy eating, help implement a free class for parent’s to teach their kids on healthier l...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - Causes, Dangers, and Answers to Childhood Obesity Imagine you are at school and you do not go to the playground or participate in physical activities. The school does not feed you a healthy lunch and then you eat lots of junk food and sodas full of sugar while developing serious health problems. How would you feel when someone tells you that childhood obesity affects 31 percent of children in the United States. I am going to persuade you to believe there are dangers for children who are obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 573 words
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Childhood Obesity - In an era when increasing obesity is threatening our nation, we are cutting the very programs that could help prevent childhood obesity. There is a decline in how much physical education and nutrition kids are receiving because of the pressures to test children to chart academic performances. The lack of physical activity and poor diet is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States (Health Policy Guide). There have been more than nine million children overweight since 1996....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity - As a patient, Michael came to the office with a sore throat. But while inspecting him,the doctor became concerned with a larger issue. After treating his sore throat, talking to him and his parents about an issue to Michael’s health and weight became more important. Michael, 14 years old, 4’10” tall, weighing in at 143 pounds, was unnecessary for his physical attributes. One could see the extra weight around his waist. His body mass index, (BMI) was in the obese range. Therefore, a talk was needed to improve his lifestyle....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 1353 words
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Childhood Obesity - I’m sure you have heard in one way or another about America’s health problems. Many have seen it, others have dealt with it and a few are trying to better this problem. Overweight and obese children have become more prevalent throughout the years. In 1980, surveys showed that only 5% of children were obese or overweight. Now that percentage has more than tripled at a high 17.9% (Center For Disease Control and Pervention). I believe that a simple change could be the solution to this problem. I believe that by simply increasing funds given to schools can help them provide healthier food and will make them able to start new and more advanced health courses that begin early in a child’s life...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity is an Epidemic - Today, approximately 25 percent of children and teenagers are obese and the number is on the rise. Since the 1960’s childhood obesity has increased by 54 percent in children ages six to eleven. In children twelve to seventeen it has increased by 39 percent. (Silberstein, 1) Childhood obesity is so prevalent among these age groups that it has reached epidemic proportions. One cause of childhood obesity is genetics. Children who have parents or siblings who are overweight have an increased risk of becoming obese themselves....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Childhood Obesity in New Zealand - Childhood obesity is a growing problem not only in New Zealand but worldwide. This is due to many factors and has many effects on society. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. BMI is a measure of your weight divided by your height, the normal range is considered to be from 18 to 25 and over 30 is said to be obese. BMI became an international standard for obesity measurement in the 1980s (S.Wilson, 2000). Obesity is not just a modern day problem, Ancient Egyptians are said to consider obesity as a disease, having been drawn in a wall of depicted illnesses....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Obesity in Children and Teenagers - They start too eat so much for example because of family or peer problems, a low self-esteem, depressions or other mental problems. Studies prove, that children who were obese get 65 percent more likely to get bullied as their normal weight peers. "What we found is that it didn't matter. No matter how good your social skills, if you were overweight or obese you were more likely to be bullied" (Julie Lumeng, M.D.) Some kids get treated really badly in school from their peers, that they are afraid of going to school, coherently joining clubs or sport teams....   [tags: health problems in modern society]
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the United States - There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making it an epidemic in our country. Obesity has become a threat to the health of many children. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.(Childhood Obesity Facts, 2015) What is Obesity....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Obesity in Adolescents and Children - The rapid increase of obesity among children and adolescents in the United States is considered as a population threat. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion about 9 million young people face possible type 2 diabetes, previously considered an adult disease, high cholesterol level and high blood pressure which are risk factors for heart disease. But who is to blame. Where is the problem. What can be done to prevent obesity among young people in the United States....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Epidemic]
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Responsibility for Childhood Obesity - Childhood Obesity- Whose Responsibility Is It. Daniel Weintraub wrote an article in The Sacramento Bee exclaiming his concern for childhood obesity, criticizing the “blame game”, and whom he believes is not taking enough responsibility for this horrendous epidemic that is sweeping our nation. Weintraub states that, “Parents -- not the fast food companies, not the government-- are in the best position to fight the epidemic of overweight children.” I agree that parents play a vital role in establishing healthy eating choices and exercise habits....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 1020 words
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Problems of Obesity - When one hears the word obesity thoughts that may come to mind are overweight, big, or even unhealthy. "Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30" (Obesity). Anyone any age can be obese. The good part is that it is reversible and there are many ways you can not be obese anymore. Obesity can happen to anyone for many reasons and it can be reversed many different ways. More and more Americans are becoming obese every single day. “More than half of Americans are overweight, including at least 1 in 5 children....   [tags: Obesity in Children] 1442 words
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Curtailing Overweight and Obesity Among Children - Aspect of violence & abuse Neglect is the area of violence that I chose to address. When compared to other forms of child abuse, the prevalence of neglect is experienced more (McSherry, 2007; Leeb, Lewis, & Zolotor, 2011), toping 70% in the year 2008, domestically (Johnson-Reid, Drake, & Zhou, 2012). However, on the surface, there appears to be a conscience that pushes away from the wide-ranging forms associated with neglect and focuses on the concrete and heinous behaviors of child physical and sexual abuse....   [tags: Violence, Abuse, Neglect, Obesity Epidemic]
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Analysis of Childhood Obesity in the US - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that is slowly taking over the world because of the fast food industry, school lunch programs, and parental control. The number of overweight and obese children has increased at an outstanding rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowing down unless we do something about it. The childhood obesity rate started to increase during the mid- 1970s. “According to the author of The Metamorphoses of Fat- a History of Obesity, one in five American kids and teens are overweight or obese; That is triple the rate in the 1960’s” (23)....   [tags: obesity, overweight, obese children] 1473 words
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Causes of Obesity in American Children - Nowadays, the world faces many problems that are different than what have been faced in the past. Some of these things are of more critical importance than others. One item of critical importance is the obesity epidemic among children. The situation is becoming quite scary for children who are finding themselves overweight, out of breath, and unable to play with their friends. Older people typically know what got them into this situation and how to deal with it, but children don't know what they should do with obesity....   [tags: Self Control, Fast Food Marketing]
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Public Health Issue of Obesity - The Public Health Issue of Obesity "The increased prevalence of overweight and obesity particularly among children and adolescents is a severe public health problem" (Bray, 2005). According to our text, health education and health promotion are recognized increasingly as ways to meet public health objectives and improve the success of public health and medical interventions around the world (Gollust, 2014). Obesity has been associated with energy intake and expenditure imbalance, genetics, cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral, and situational factors all play a role in eating and weight control (Bray, 2005)....   [tags: overweight, children, obesity epidemic]
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Epidemic of Obesity in Our Children - Obesity in Our Children Introduction In today’s ever changing world is important to understand the statistics behind obesity. Today the number of children that are overweight continues to increase. “The percentage of overweight children in the United States is alarming, with one out of three now considered either overweight or obese” Nemours (2012). The weight of our children can be a reflection of the parents. The Body Mass Index is important for parents to understand and assist children in monitoring weight and exercise habits....   [tags: overweight, exercise, diet] 2414 words
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Childhood Obesity Control and Prevention - Obesity has grown to become an epidemic in the United States. No single solution or strategy can prevent the disease. Sedentary lifestyles of American school children have reached an alarming rate. Greater attention, focus, and preventive measures should be placed on African American and Hispanic children because they have the highest obesity rates. Children from poverty stricken families are also at greater risk for obesity than other socioeconomic groups (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004)....   [tags: obesity, overweight children, youth weight]
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Who are the Ones Responsible for Childhood Obesity - Twenty-four years ago, obesity was not as prevalent as it is today. The rate of obesity in America in 1990 was twelve percent (Obesity in America); the average rate for obesity in 2013 was about twenty-seven percent (Sharpe). Also, in the past thirty years, more than double of children in America have become obese, and the obesity rate in adolescents has tripled (Adolescent and School Health). Often, when children become obese during their childhood, they carry that weight on through their adult years....   [tags: obesity, overweight, obese children] 1101 words
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Obesity in Texas Children - Obesity has become an epidemic in adults and children in the United States. Moreover, children are at risk of obesity because they do not eat enough fruits and vegetables and do not obtain enough physical activity. Also, children have a higher chance of developing health diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and pulmonary disease. In addition, obesity in children from ages one to seventeen is an issue in Texas, since children are not aware of the serious consequences of being obese....   [tags: Nutrition, Physical Activity, America]
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Obesity in todays children - Physicians and researchers did numerous studies on children’s habits and lifestyles as an important part of society. Nowadays, children face big problems with obesity. As a result, researchers have learned that healthy habits could have a profound impact on the future of every child and get a better understanding of how children perceive healthy eating. Researchers have proved and would like to emphasize that obesity has tripled in Canadian children in recent decades. For this reason, researchers have identified that healthy behaviors have numerous benefits....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2474 words
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Preventing Obesity Among Children - Political factors -Government policies/legislations on health and fitness Due to the important consequences that obesity has on a country’s economy it gains a lot of attention from the federal and the state government. A lot of effort is put to address public health in all policies and support active living. The Division of Nutrition, Physical and Obesity (DNPAO) invests a lot of resources on the fight to the obesity. It also supports the single states through partnership development, implementation and evaluation guidance, training, surveillance and applied research....   [tags: governments, economy, attention] 532 words
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A Big, Fat Problem: Obesity in Children - A Big, Fat Problem Everything appears to be expanding and growing larger in America, including the children. As we look around, there are numerous amounts of people-young and old- who are overweight or obese. Every single year the rates of overweight children steadily increase along with the healthcare and financial costs to support them. Nowadays, one third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. To diminish this concerning issue, schools should implement and execute policies to help combat and prevent childhood obesity in order to avoid future repercussions....   [tags: health issues related to bad nutrition]
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