[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.
Adolescents Obesity and Intervention Strategy Adolescents Obesity Intervention and Prevention Strategy According to Schwarz and Peterson (2010) “adolescents’ obesity in the United States has many important implications for both the health and well-being of the individual and society.” The negative health consequences of obesity include many diseases, chronic health disorders, psychological disorders, and early death. This contributes to billions of dollars of health care costs each year. The healthcare costs due to the adolescent obesity rate are estimated at more than $14 billion per year. The direct and indirect cost totals more than $140 billion dollars annually. The United States spends six to 10 percent of healthcare on costs caused by obesity compared to 2 to 3.5 percent in other western countries (Schwarz & Peterson, 2010).
Addressing Childhood Obesity Sumera Goodman ENG 122 Sarah McDonald February 13, 2012 Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in our country. It is an important issue and should be taken very seriously, because of its staggering proportion that this threat has reached in the last three decades, changing the society of today, in the United States, resulting unhealthy, inactive younger generations. I have chosen this topic because I realize childhood obesity is a serious public health issue that can be classified as an epidemic. Another reason for choosing the topic is because I have been working with children for the past five years, and plan to continue my work with children in the future, as an elementary teacher. I consider this
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.
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.
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.
The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese. If one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that their children will also be obese. However, when both parents are obese, their children have an 80 percent chance of being obese (Obesity In Children and Teens par. 1).
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
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.
As a Parent, it can tack $19,000 onto the total of raising each child. The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and