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Children from poverty stricken families are also at greater risk for obesity than other socioeconomic groups (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004). Obesity begins with consuming more food portions than the body requires. Food advetisements is everywhere from roadside signs, glowing vending machines and brightly colored packaging on grocery store shelves. Even while enjoying a favorite television program, there is no escaping the never-ending advertisements from food establishments Parents can help their children by setting an example by demonstrating good eating habits. Planned family meals with better food selections helps to avoid junk and fast foods.
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“Children whose BMI exceeds 25-30 kg/m2 are classified as overweight- obese”(Jenvey 810). America, this is a nationwide issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nationwide, an estimated thirty two percent of American children ages two to nineteen are overweight, including seventeen who are obese. Childhood obesity is an extraordinary epidemic that can be reduced by parents enforcing restrictions and guidelines on food options by children, informing children of the importance of what they consume, and increasing daily physical activity. Parents are a key factor in a children’s influence or decision on everyday food choices.
Unfortunately, instead of the child obesity rate decreasing, it has nearly tripled over the past few decades! With that said, childhood obesity is impacting the youth of America, and overall affecting our society through different aspects, which typically continue into adulthood. The things children f... ... middle of paper ... ...besity. Works Cited Green, Gregory; Riley, Clarence; Hargrove, Brenda. “Physical Activity and Childhood Obesity:Strategies and Solutions for Schools and Parents.” Education 132.4 Summer 2012: p915-920.
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Excess weight at a young age has tracked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood. This paper will pinpoint strategies to use to help decrease the incidence of obesity Maintaining a healthy weight as well as general health and wellbeing requires eating a balanced nutritious diet and engaging in physical activity. In today’s society, children and adolescents are less likely to eat healthy and participate in physical exercise because of modern conveniences like the computer, cars and fast food. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years (http://www.cdc.gov/healthyouth/obesity/fcats.htm). From 1980 to 2004 the percentage of youth who were obese tripled from 7% to 19% in children (6-11 years) and 5% to 17% in adolescents (12-19 years) (“Nihiser”).
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