Childhood Obesity Essays

  • Childhood Obesity

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    According to a 2010 report by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past thirty years. As well as having an impact on health, studies have cited a relationship between obesity and poor school performance as well as a child’s readiness for learning and education. This can be correlated with studies finding “obese children have a greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as discrimination and poor self-esteem”

  • Childhood Obesity

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    The World Health Organization (2006, WHO) defines obesity as a body mass index (weight-for-height) equal to or more than 30. In the UK the prevalence of obesity in childhood has significantly increased over the past twenty five years. A study commissioned by The Health Survey for England (HSE) showed that between 1996 and 2001 the proportion of obese children aged six to fifteen rose by 3.5 per cent from 20 per cent to 23.5 per cent of the population in that age bracket; there is no reason to suspect

  • Childhood Obesity

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    Child obesity has turned into a huge problem that continues to increase every year and parents seem to be either helping the situation or hurting the situation by specific actions they take. Each year the increase of numbers in childhood obesity keeps growing. Back then, it was rare to hear from a parent that their child was obese because back then all kids did and liked to do was go outside to parks, play sports, take walks anything that dealt with the outdoors made any kid a happy kid. In today’s

  • Childhood Obesity and Its Effect

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    Childhood obesity is considered to be a serious issue among our youth. Obesity can cause many types of physical problems, which most are aware of, but it can also cause some undesirable internal feelings within children and adolescents who suffer from it. Self-esteem, or self-worth, is important as it helps develop personality and is a major ingredient to our mental health status (Wang, F. and Veugelers, P. J., 2008). Some have said obesity may even have a negative effect on cognitive development

  • Childhood Obesity In Children

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    putting their lives in danger's way. The growing rate of childhood obesity has consumers and health advocates urging the United States government to investigate the relationship between childhood obesity and marketing. Transiri states, in Don’t Blame the Youth, “As youngsters get fatter, parents, public health organizations and government officials continue to question the impact of food-marketing practices” (Casison-Tansiri). Childhood obesity rates are increasing in the United States because the advertising

  • Childhood Obesity In Canada

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    Perinatal and early childhood factors for overweight and obesity in young Canadian children   The increase in rate of obesity in young Canadian children has being a great concern. Efforts to identify the early factors has led to the study of potential early - life determinants, and their interrelationships with obesity among young Canadians.  Four Preventive factors of early life determinants of childhood obesity in young Canadian children ages 6 to 11 that could guide early intervention practices

  • Childhood Obesity In Canada

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    A dramatic rise in obesity rates has taken place over the last 30 years in Canada. Not only is it affecting adults but also children as well. According to Statistics Canada, around 13 percent of children from the ages of 5 to 17 are obese and this states that the number of obese children has tripled since 1980. It shows that the pace of prevalence still continues to increase significantly. The World Health Organization and the Canadian Obesity Network take obesity as a chronic disease because of

  • Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is on the rise in many countries today. There are numerous causes of obesity in America, and the majority of them can be eliminated simply by household teachings. In her book Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity, Susan Okie explains how childhood obesity is taking over, “The growing numbers of obese children in the United States and in many other countries are victims of an epidemic just as surely as if they were infected with a virus.” The leading

  • Childhood Obesity In America

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    Childhood obesity is slowly becoming more and more of a problem in the United States. “The percentage of children with obesity in the U.S has more than tripled since the 1970s.” During those 46 years, little have been done to fix this problem. I agree that children should be able to eat whatever they please or at least eat the food their parents allows them to eat. However, this situation is getting out of hand. Schools have been putting up vending machines and selling unhealthy snacks to kids. A

  • Childhood Obesity Facts

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    Childhood Obesity As of 2012, “more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese” (Childhood Obesity Facts). The amount of children that are obese in the US is greater than ever before, doubling in the last 30 years. Obesity in children can be caused by lack of exercise, lack of access to healthy foods, and lack of education about health and wellness. Obesity can cause a wide range of both physical and mental health complications. Childhood obesity is major issue leading to

  • Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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    1) Why is obesity an epidemic among American children? Obesity effects 30% percent of children making it the most chronic diseases of childhood. (according to I believe childhood obesity is an epidemic, because children are encouraged now more than ever to be more sedentary. For example, we encourage children to sit inside and play video games instead of going outside, even though technology is increasing and changing, we must make sure to keep our children active and moving. Another

  • Childhood Obesity Campaign

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    2013). Wales has second highest rates of obesity among middle school children in Europe (Swansea Sound, 2013). Obesity can increase the level of lipids, blood pressure and insulin. It is also related to the rate of coronary heart disease. The obesity in childhood can indirectly influence their health in adult (Freedman and Khan et al., 2001). Swansea Council has launched a series of public relations campaigns to enhance the fight against children obesity such as free exercise courses for children

  • Childhood Obesity In America

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    Obesity, in general, is a major health risk and, in America, it is on the rise. However, more focus is placed on childhood obesity because an obese child has a greater chance of becoming an obese adult. Struggling with obesity and the health risks and illnesses it may cause can be difficult for an adult, but for a child, dealing with it is tougher. This is an important topic because it is a 100 percent preventable concern. Statistics Over the years, childhood obesity has been on the rise. In

  • Childhood Obesity In Schools

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    Obesity in Schools Imagine your child being bullied in school because they were obese. They become more lazy with school work and have poor morals on health to pass down to their children. Obesity has reached an epidemic high in the U.S. I believe that children should participate in at least 20 minutes of a “workout” at school while still engaging in P.E. and recess. Students are more attentive when they are at optimal weight which could improve their grades and self esteem. “The latest study, published

  • Preventing Childhood Obesity

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    Obesity is defined as having excess body fat and with a BMI above the 85th percentile. According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970’s. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity including: genetics, metabolism, community and neighborhood design and safety, sleep, eating habits and physical activity (Healthy Schools, 2018). I believe this has happened because children as more parents are working, children are spending

  • Childhood Obesity

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    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

  • Childhood Obesity

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    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

  • Childhood Obesity

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    America childhood obesity was rarely a topic of conversation. A survey done in the early 1970s showed that 6.1% of children between the ages 12 and 19 were overweight. Eight years later the same survey was done and 17.4% were considered overweight (Iannelli). “Childhood obesity epidemic in America is now a confirmed fact since the number of overweight or obese children has more than tripled during the last 30 years” (Childhood Obesity Epidemic). “Over the last 20 years, the prevalence of obesity in children

  • Early Childhood Obesity

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    Many kids are growing up having to face an obesity issue, a problem that stops them from being kids. While healthy kids are out playing, and running these kids are on the benches watching them play because running could be fatal in their case. The problem of early child obesity is a lot more serious than we think. For example, it can result in many deadly health diseases. In addition, the health risks are only increasing with time, and many of them are incurable just treatable. If this health issue

  • Childhood Obesity

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    One of the biggest problems we currently face as a society is obesity. People all over the nation question why we are having this problem and who is responsible. Who do we turn to to educate our society so that we may address this problem the correct way? The answer: healthy eating habits and exercising should be taught early in a child's life. An excellent place to build these fitness foundations is where children spend almost a third of their time: at school. Physical education should be available