Credibility is linked to how a child hormone is decreased due to the non-motivation of parental directive to eat healthy, be physically active during school or home. Also informative on how family genetics contribute a part in childhood obesity. Extracurricular activity has to be enforced in children to obtain control of the problem of obesity amongst children. I personally find relevance to the approach I think should be address regarding obesity of children. The obesity of children should be examined with care and sensitivity.
The solutions to childhood obesity maybe putting children on diets, or just letting them get outside for an hour, or even a specific camp made for kids to lose weight and get a healthier lifestyle. Or maybe it’s as simple as removing vending machines from schools; the solutions are endless to childhood obesity. But how do we enforce them? What happens if it doesn’t work? Do we try another solution until one works?
School nurses currently spend a lot of time tending to immediate medical needs and dispensing medication, but school nurses will need to become educators and strong advocates for change in the school system (Kubik, Story & Davey, 2007, p.507). Lack of physical exercise and poor nutrition are the two primary causes of obesity. Children spend a large majority of the day in school, but many lack programs that promote physical exercise and healthy eating. Nurses should work with the school’s food services to create healthier lunches, prevent unhealthy snacks from being sold, and eliminate the use of food as an incentive and reward. According to Schanzenbach (2008), students who eat school lunches are more likely to be obese than those who eat lunches packed at home (p.685).
Consuming fried foods, snacks, sugared drinks and skipping breakfast are all factors in overweight children. Parents play an important role in what their children think their diet should be. When unhealthy snacks are consumed by parents and fed to children, children will continue to think it is acceptable on a regular basis in their diet. Recent studies have shown that too much electronic usage may be a cause of overweight. “Time spent viewing television, using the computer, internet surfing, or playing video games was associated with a higher prevalence of obesity” (Liou and Chang 1246).
According to the article “What is Childhood Obesity”, “Children who are considered affected by obesity are seventy percent more likely to cont... ... middle of paper ... ...ype of food they are eating. Home is the primary food source for children and that where children should learn on the type of food to eat. Children that know what food are good for their body can benefit them a lot. Knowing the type of food can help them be healthier in life and will not have any health conditions because of the food choices they make. In my perspective I believe that parent should take inconsideration of what food they give to their children and also the weight of their children.
Those dietary guidelines have been followed since by the schools. The growing epidemic of childhood obesity is directly related to these dietary guidelines. Childhood obesity leads to health related problems later in life for these children. Many people have been arguing for new dietary guidelines to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture. “In an age of ep... ... middle of paper ... ...he new laws made by the Department of Agriculture are not cost efficient.
There are some things that are being done to address the issue. More things could also be done to prevent this issue that children are facing. The rise of obesity among children has increased over many decades. Research shows that obesity is a health issue that is rising because of fast food restaurants not revealing the calories and nutritional content in their food product’s, parents not taking time to feed their children healthy home cooked meals and children not getting enough exercise. Obesity has taken over many kids lives.
In fact, even if you’re getting plenty of calories you still run the risk of malnutrition if you make unhealthy food choices. Another reason, school should teach the student about calories. Bhatia, Tasneem, “Another Angle on Childhood Obesity--Empower the Child” “while this is encouraging, I still do not have see a national curriculum on nutrition that teaches children to budget and measure food, calories and sugar on a daily basis.” Inadequate nutrition can lead to a weakened immune system and poor wound healing, especially in older adults. As a result, the biggest cause that lead to childhood obesity is eating too much fast food. In article, Facts and Figures on childhood obesity explains “feeding infants energy-dense, high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt food is a key contributor to childhood obesity.” Americans are
Many studies have shown young children have no control of what foods they consume and depend on their parents or caregivers to provide them with nutritious meals. Learning more about what contributes to obesity is important, the authors McKee, Maher, Deen, and Blank stated, “Currently, national estimates indicate that 36% of the pediatric population is overweight or obese” (McKee, 249). This paper evaluates the studies on parental behavior and belief systems that may contribute to the risk of childhood obesity. In the research conducted by Croker, Sweetman, and Cooke, they worked to answer whether parent’s knowledge, attitudes, practices, and concerns towards food portion had an impact on childhood obesity (Croker). The focus of the study was to determine if parents were knowledgeable about a healthy diet, weighing foods, and controlling and judging adequate portion sizes.
As shown, it is quite impossible to get all schools and keep track if they are following school guidelines promoting physical activity. Overall, limiting a child’s technology usage will be effective, yet an easy way to help regain the obese child’s confidence in giving back to normal weight. It is obscured that parents look at the statistics and be concerned about their child’s eating habits in which contributes to their future. Parents restricting technology usage is a great way to start lowering childhood obesity rates. While eating habits at school should be enforced more, it is not beneficial to the child since they 're not eating healthy at home.