[A Proposal for Childhood Obesity] [A Proposal for Childhood Obesity ] Natalie Caley [English 122] Childhood obesity and how we got there is the topic of interest. “Obesity is defined has having excess body fat (cdc.gov). And “over weight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors.”(cdc.gov). Childhood obesity is on the rise it has more than tripled in last thirty years. Childhood has both long and short term effect on one’s body and mental wellbeing.
Social Health Inequality: Children Obesity The last few decades have seen a considerable rise in the rates and prevalence of childhood obesity. An increased amount of data over the years has linked the pandemic to those facing poverty and social inequity, thus making those from lower socio-economic classes more at risk of developing obesity from a very young age. According to what was presented in class, the incidence of obesity in pediatric population is in the range of 5-25%. Numerous factors determine this incidence, including age, sex, socioeconomic group, ethnic group, geographical location, and method of measuring obesity. The longer a child has been obese, the less likely it is that the problem will spontaneously resolve.
Nowadays, children obesity has increased rapidly, and it has reached the epidemic level. Experts predict that 15% of children are overweight, and another 15% are at the risk of becoming overweight. Two-thirds of these overweight children will become overweight adults. (Henry, 2004) Who or what should be blamed for the rise in obesity? Should the parents who set a bad example be blamed?
The United States has an epidemic of childhood obesity. The statistics show that children in the U.S are becoming obese and this problem has grown throughout the years. Parents are usually concerned about protecting their children from the flu and the common cold. Even though they are doing well in protecting their children from such illnesses, they should also try to inform themselves about childhood obesity and the health problems that obesity can bring. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States.
5. Summarize why obesity has a deep impact in the life of a child. Obesity has a deep impact in the life of a child, physically, and mentally as well. An obese child is at risk of having health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and strokes as an adult, if he or she is not treated in an early age. An overweight child can be a target for bullying at school, making his or her social life poor, creating anxiety, depression, and lowering their self esteem.
Yatin Patel Noel English 101-132 December 2, 2010 The Future of America is Fat Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a major crisis for children across the nation and around the world. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Approximately 300,000 deaths a year in this country are currently associated with overweight and obesity” (“Satcher”). Also, statistics from the article show that, “Obesity incidences among American children have dangerously climbed from 5% in the 1980s to 15.3% in 2000” (“Fighting”). Schools are partly to blame for childhood obesity because of the high-fat, high-calorie, and sugary food they serve. We have a crisis on our hands with childhood obesity on the rise.
Obesity is the most common medical condition-affecting children in the United States. The lack of sleep, genetic factors, parent’s influence, dietary habits, and physical inactivity cause children to be obese around the world. The first cause of their obesity is lack of sleep. According to Jeff Barnes, a study showed that children that lack sleep could be at risk of being obese. Barnes also stated that when you do not sleep, a hormone called
English 1101 11/27/12 There are many PROS to encouraging physical activity in Preschools In the United States today obesity among youth has reached epidemic levels. The Centers for Disease Control state that 16% of children and teens are obese. Obesity has increased the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep disorders and more. Some argue that children mimic their parents. If the parents are obese their children will be obese.
Also the lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are causes for this epidemic. These causes and theories must be researched to give a concrete reason why. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects many adolescents and children. This issue is troubling because the extra pounds can start child on a path with problems with their health. Children with overweight and/or obesity run
Thomas 1 Elton Thomas Ryan Shiroma Engl 60 25 April 2012 Obesity In America. “During the last 20 years in America, there have been dramatic increases in obesity and, unfortunately, those rates continue to stay high. Obesity means having too much body fat, which is commonly confused with being overweight” (Adult Obesity Facts par. 5). A person can be overweight but still be healthy.