As a whole it is all of our responsibility to fight against this epidemic so that we can win the war for our children’s health. Becoming obese is a result of consuming more calories than you burn off with activity. As stated earlier depression can play a part in obesity as well, children that are not popular, may feel left out and eat as a way to cope with those feelings. Many do not realize this is a cause for obesity, but it is and needs
Problem/Issue Statement Over the past 30 years childhood obesity rate has tripled in the United States. Today nearly one out of every three children is obese or overweight. Many of these children will grow up to be obese adults that will suffer from high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, and other health related
Running Head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN AMERICA 1 Childhood Obesity in America Kilah Bryan-Lawson Liberty University Online CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN AMERICA 2 Abstract Childhood obesity has become quite a problem in America. This paper describes the obesity problem as a nationwide epidemic. It defines what it is to be medically obese and addresses the issues that adolescents face when they encounter this issue. This paper also discusses the reasons that childhood obesity has become an epidemic. It also discusses ways in which schools enable childhood obesity and gives ideas on what schools can do help prevent childhood obesity.
These families usually have to purchase these foods with the SNAP benefits which these stores accept for payment. As research is conducted daily about childhood obesity, it will be proven that low income resident are provided healthier facilities. Children who are overweight or obese are at greater risk at facing major health problems. Health problems can cause an increase in a child’s health care cost. Annual medical cost for a child diagnosed with obesity is an average three times higher than those children
Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Patricia Stewart ENG 122 Prof. Craig Smith August 27, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern because it has become an epidemic in our society. The causes are surprising and concerning as well. There are multiple factors causing childhood obesity that can be prevented, which include health and lifestyle. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, “Obesity in childhood is influenced by social and familial factors as well as the child’s genetics and activity level” (Perplech; Russ; Rizzolo; Sedrak, 2011). The medical conditions that contribute to childhood obesity are due to genetics.
The Obesity rate today among adults and adolescents versus 20 years ago is devastating. Information gathered from two National Health and Nutrition Surveys show how the rate has greatly increased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2007 stated, “Adults 20-74
* Breathing problems such as snoring and sleep apnea brought on by childhood obesity can lead to heart conditions later on in life. * Joint problems like arthritis can extremely painful for not only adults, but children as well. * Obese children are also put at risk for fatty liver disease, gallstones, heartburn and acid reflux which can all call for painful and time consuming surgeries later in life. Preventing and/or reversing obesity in children can be done. Parents must take on the role of teaching their children healthy eating and exercise habits.
Brandi Williams ECE 122 Research Paper on Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is an important issue because of the epidemic it has become in the United States. The rate that this disease has reached in the past few years is outstanding and horrible to say the least. Certain genetic factors paired with changing lifestyles and culture has produced kids and adults who are generally not as healthy as people were just a few decades ago. Widespread obesity has been the extreme result of these changes. I chose this topic because I have struggled with obesity my whole life, I remember getting teased and bullied because of the way my body looked and lowered my self-esteem tremendously.
Diseases once thought of as adult onset, including obesity, are now affecting children. For instance, with the obesity epidemic, there has been an alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes. Not only does obesity affect our children physically, but there is a negative impact on them socially and emotionally. True or false? As parents, there's nothing you can do to prevent obesity, since it's based on genetics.
Obesity is a phenomenon that reached an epidemic level among children in developed countries. Many factors are behind that; and obesity, of course, has tremendous effects on children’s health as well as on their psychological state. Some of the consequences of obesity are used to be frequent among adults, but nowadays, children have it. In a journal article reporting a study done by Stephen R and Daniels, in addition that now children are having their parents’ diseases, the phenomenon is increasing in high frequency, and the types of diseases include high blood pressure, early symptoms of hardening of the arteries, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, polycystic ovary disorder, and disordered breathing during sleep, another point made by Daniels and Stephen is that the obesity destroys the human body, but if it starts from the childhood, it actually accelerate its effects which in his turn causes the heart attack, or stroke, to start in childhood. Another point made by Daniels is that the effect of obesity doesn’t stop at this point, but it may go to the extent to reverse the stable increase in life expectancy which makes of obesity one of the most public concerns; thus efforts are being made to determine what causes obesity among children(Stephen, & Daniels, 2006, p 47-67).