Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States. We learned from him that it is caused by lack of education, unhealthy lifestyles, socioeconomic factors, and genetics. America must be more proactive towards educating institutions, families and children of this problem and stop the growth before its too late. Obesity is defined as excess body fat. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled since 1980, and today nearly one in three children are obese.
Childhood Obesity in America Childhood obesity has been a rising problem in the United States. The problem has grown considerably in the last years. Being so easy to recognize but so hard to treat, childhood obesity is a significant problem in America. Obesity is confirmed when the child’s weight is ten percent higher than what is considered normal for their height and body type (Collins, 1998). When finding the cause of obesity, genetics, behavior, biological, and cultural factors all are included.
RUNNING HEAD: CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood Obesity Arlene Lopez ENG 122 Prof. Steve McKenna September 24, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood Obesity In the last 20 years Childhood Obesity has become more noticeable. It has become almost an epidemic since the 1980’s it has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. There have been studies to show now so that we are more aware of the situation. Schools, the Community and Pediatricians are trying to make sure that parents understand the situation and help their children have a healthier lifestyle. In a lot of countries 1 out of 10 kids is obese and this can bring a lot of other diseases to a child like blood lipid profile, altered glucose metabolism, obstructive sleep apnea, heart
New Changes to School Lunch Menus Ciera Jimerson Strayer University Dr. Jeff Kersh ENG115 August 19, 2012 One of the biggest epidemics in this country is children being overweight. As adults we are here to guide and educate children on the benefits, and how important it is to keep our bodies healthy. We have created a new menu for school lunches to ensure children are getting more fruits and vegetables. Changing the menus to school lunches will allow children to lead healthier lives and can also increase life expansion. Lack of nutrition can cause obesity, poor academic performance, and an increase in diseases.
Childhood Obesity Brian Kyle ENG 122: English Composition 2 February 22, 2011 Professor Stacey Rose Childhood Obesity The occurrence of childhood obesity has risen significantly in recent years and has become a very delicate issue for many individuals. There are several contributing factors involved with obesity in children and many components that may influence its development and onset. The subject matter of this research paper is the occurrence of obesity in children, particularly within average low income families in the United States. Due to the overwhelming supply of information on this topic, the primary concentration of this paper will consist of this limited topic. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the correlation between
Cody Dilsaver Ms.Martin English 110 11/3/14 Childhood Obesity in America Childhood obesity has developed into one of the biggest problems America faces today. Around the world, America has developed a reputation of obesity, something we should be humiliated of. It wasn’t like that 30 years ago; our society has developed a lifestyle accustomed to binge eating and immobility. Portion sizes have increased, fast food has become a cheap and convenient alternative for dinner, and children’s social lives have deformed into web-based. The responsibility to prevent and repair childhood obesity is primarily on the shoulders of parents, government, and children themselves.
(Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition.) Their goal is to provide parents, caregivers and communities strategies to help children 8 to 13 maintain a healthy weight. A few of the tools and resources that are offered by We Can! are weight management, nutrition, physical activity, and reduced screen time (television) (AHRQ). Another program is School Nurse Childhood Obesity Prevention Education (SCOPE).
Childhood Obesity Majority of children in today’s society are decreasing the time spent in physical activities as they are spending more time playing video games and watching TV. Due to their sedentary behavior they are increasing the level of excessive body fat to their weight (Whitker, Robert). This issue of childhood obesity has become an epidemic in America. The Colorado University research shows that within last couple of decades the obesity level among children and adolescent has doubled (P. Kendall). The increase in excessive body fat leads to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, type two diabetes, and other serious health risks (Estarbrooks, Paul).
Childhood Obesity 1 Childhood Obesity in The United States of America Eng 122 Instructor Dougall - 1 - 1 1. Childhood The font needs to be 12pt Times New Roman for the entire document [Sarah Helmeid (TA)] Childhood Obesity 2 Childhood obesity posse’s significant health risks within our society today. This is something that affects all of us and people need to realize the detriment that childhood obesity posses in the United States. Within the United States childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, 2010, pg.1). Over the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among children of all age groups, increasing nearly fivefold among those ages 6-11.Obesity is the result of consuming higher amounts of calories than