This is caused from the discrimination that overweight children and adults can face in their life. We want to solve the problem by helping kids and adults each healthier by making healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to eating. We also want to also increase physical activity of children and adolescents. I believe with the proper diet and exercise we can help decrease the obesity issue in this country that has grown so much in the past two decades. These steps are vital to helping prevent childhood obesity and even kids who currently suffer from childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity is a health issue for the United States. To overcome this crisis it will involve the cooperation of parents, teachers, elected officials, and those most affected, America’s children. While stopping childhood obesity is the issue at hand, educating parents and figures of authority in a child’s life is the first step to slowing down obesity. As America’s adults are reaching high percentages of obesity, it is no longer a conversation, but an epidemic that must be remedied. Adult eating habits are passed down to their children, so it is difficult to break the cycle.
Childhood obesity usually translates into serious health issues that can... ... middle of paper ... ...ould possibly perpetuate through the coming generations. According to Healthy People 2020, childhood obesity is a preventable disease with diet modification as the centerpiece of the framework to combat it. My program seeks to educate young Afro-American mothers on the risks they face of having a child who becomes obese. My program is comprised of steps that educate, empower and ultimately overcome the epidemic of childhood obesity. Solutions that may eradicate childhood obesity include educating young mothers on the five basic food groups, teaching them how to cook nutritious meals and helping to locate community centers that would provide a safe place for their children to get physical exercise.
Cognitive theory and psychosocial theory discuss issues that are common, at infancy and childhood. As discussed above, these issues could help lead to obesity, in young children between birth and age five. Appropriate health educational strategies and communication strategies help to reduce the susceptibility of children getting obesity. Therefore, adults must help children avoid obesity by teaching them the benefit of healthy eating and exercise.
Certain programs such as WIC, Planet Health, CATCH, and GEMS along with many other successful programs have been mentioned in the article. The authors present the stem of the issue, childhood obesity, and they effectively present means to solve and prevent the problem. The authors take a chronological approach to the article, which is beneficial with this particular topic. They begin the article by stressing the importance of the parents’ role in preventing and correcting childhood obesity. The authors goes back as far as the gestational period by including an entire section dedicated to the issue called “Gestation and Infancy”, and then work their way into the link between the “Parents Activity and The ... ... middle of paper ... ...as essential to the solutions that were presented towards the closing of the article.
If the rate has increased over the past fifty-two years when will it decrease? It will never decrease if healthier lifestyles are not enforced. We need to improve childhood obesity by having classes to educate parents to keep their children healthy. There are many classes that parents have taken to educate themselves. They have took classes on topics such as childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, and technology.
Through this analysis of qualitative data, a nursing intervention with evidential backing could address and attack this serious epidemic. Keywords: health, promotion, teenagers, obesity, eating, habits Midterm Paper Developmental Efforts Related to Adolescent Obesity Qualitative Research “More than one third of our children and adolescents in our country are now overweight or obese” (Kids and Obesity). This epidemic is also skyrocketing the occurrence of disorders and other health issues such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma and bone and joint problems (Weight problems and obesity). But obesity can also effect adolescents on a deeper level, especially those of lower socioeconomic classes. Depression and low self esteem is also directly related to obesity and has high tendencies to lead to substance abuse is males and eating disorders in females (Weight problems and obesity).
This public health policy also provoked proactivity within the Los Angeles school system and motivated the superintendent and board of education to implement appropriate actions in order to present the students with healthier alternatives. An analysis of this policy will highlight the benefits, feasibility and implications in order to evaluate and determine its effectiveness. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has doubled in children and more than quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years (CDC, 2014). This alarming fact places emphasis on the importance of addressing childhood obesity, and the urgent approach to collectively involve as many sectors as possible to implement different strategies in order to manage the rampant increase in obesity. Physical activity along with the proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children (CDC, 2014).
They must also be able to provide information, regulate the food industry and market and direct the health sector in monitoring their constituents. For parents and children, they must be fully educated upon the things they eat and things they do and show them the possible consequences in sticking in their current lifestyles. Selecting and discerning what foods and activities they do would be important in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It is quite necessary to be able to look at all the sectors of society and see the possible repercussions of each move to be done. The future generation is very important as they would be the next faces of society thus the need to find a similar ground in finding a cure and finally preventing the spread of childhood obesity.
To be an effective teacher, we need to understand how children learn and realize that not all will fit into one mold and we shouldn 't expect them to either, they need to think for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Some teaching strategies may work great for one student in the classroom yet may not work for all. Therefore, our teaching and the curriculum used needs to be flexible to meet the needs of all the