All there levels of government have developed a strategy plan to combat obesity and function as a map to defeating the epidemic of obesity. One main goal is to get Americans up and moving more, eating less, and educating people on better eating habits (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2012). The three websites agree that being obese cause health problems to obese individuals. Diseases that shorten his or her lives such as Coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Hypertension, and strokes just to name a few (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Childhood Obesity Kristy Unkel Walden University Childhood obesity is a serious chronic medical condition that affects millions of children in our country. It is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. As obese children grow into adulthood, their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension also grows (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). Obesity is a difficult disease to manage since obese children are “predisposed to obesity for the rest of their lives” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). According to the surgeon general, in the year 2000, “the total annual cost of obesity and complications in the United States was $117 billion and more than 300,000 Americans died from illnesses related to obesity” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.).
Introduction One of the most challenging community and public health issues facing the United States today is childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the past thirty years overweight children in the US have more than double in children and tripled in adolescents (“Childhood obesity facts”, 2013). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced similar concerns and reported nearly one third of children and adolescents are overweight, and committed to an $8 million dollar commitment aimed at reversing this epidemic by 2015. The Healthy People 2020 objectives have shown convincing science supporting a healthy and nutritional diet lifestyle. These objectives are focusing on the health risk
Running head: COMMUNITY Community Health Advocacy Project Tracey Roby Population-Focused Health Care NUR 544 May 21, 2012 Shannon P. Hebert, RN, MPH Community Health Advocacy Project- Childhood Obesity Part One – Childhood Obesity Within today's health care system there are countless areas of public health concern. Among these are multiple aggregates, or subsets, of people from the general population with a common health concern, defining a distinct area of not only strength, but also need. One such aggregate of concern is childhood obesity. The health of this group is an important part of today's health care system. If we consider the definition of obesity, it means that an individual has excess body fat, as a result of taking in more calories than what is expended (Centers, 2012).
What is obesity? According to the Webster’s College Dictionary obesity is defined as ‘very fat or overweight; corpulent’ . The Bing Dictionary defines obesity as ‘overweight: extremely or unhealthily fat or overweight, or clinically overweight: having a body weight more than 20 percent greater than recommended for the relevant height’ . The online encyclopedia known as Wikipedia defines obesity in clinical terms as ‘a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extend that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems’ . From the above definitions we can conclude that obesity in its simplest form is being overweight or simply stated “fat”.
(2010). Obesity in America. Retrieved on October 10, 2010, from downtoearth.org Obesity in America web site: http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/obesity-america Jain, A. (2010). Temptations In Cyberspace: New Battlefields In Childhood Obesity.
corticoids and antidepressants.Previously considered as an aesthetic problem, obesity is now regarded as a real illness. Being severely overweight and obesity are responsible for a certain number of problems e.g. Premature death – according to international obesity task force (IOTF) obese women run three times more risk of being affected by a cerebral vascular illness than thin women. There is a high risk of thromboembolic diseases (angina pectoris, phlebitis and pulmonary embolism).Arterial Hypertension - is linked to obesity in 30-60% of cases, notably in western adults under the age of 40. Type 2 Diabetes – this diabetes which appears in adults, and where insulin, which reduces blood sugar levels, is no longer effective is closely linked with being overweight.
It’s amazing how many health conditions and disease can be linked to childhood obesity. I hope through my research project I can enlighten some of us to educate our children. With enough encouragement we will be able to say the number of obese children in the United States is down. Why should America be concerned with childhood obesity? People who are obese are more likely to have health problems such as: high blood pressure, raised cholesterol high insulin levels, impaired glucose tolerance, type two diabetes, heart attacks, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, kidney problems and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Topic: Parents should be blamed for childhood obesity. Agree or Disagree? Title: Parents should be blamed for childhood obesity Thesis Statement: Parents are responsible for the daily food intake and activities of their children, for contributing to poor eating habits and overfeeding. Therefore they should be blamed for childhood obesity. Claims I.
America’s Issue Childhood Obesity America’s Issue Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is becoming more and more of an issue that greatly effects the overall health of America’s youth. In almost every case the obesity follows the youth well into adulthood resulting in terrifying health conditions and even death. It is an ever growing issue amongst America’s youth and adult health. America is suffering from a heart disease epidemic that ranged in the medical cost of 273 billion dollars in 2010. The cost is expected to sky rocket well into the 800 billion dollar range by 2020.