Health promotion to combat childhood obesity is therefore needed to avoid childhood obesity and the medical risks associated with obesity. The theoretical structure that will be used is the behavior change wheel which would guide research on health promotion techniques to prevent obesity. The behavior change wheel is a conceptual framework by Michie et al. which was developed using a broad review of existing structures.This framework requires the identification of behaviors that need to be introduced so as to develop and promote public health policies. Policy experts have argued that significant health promotion could be achieved by involving all levels of the society including those within and those outside the health sector schools Goals and objectives The childhood obesity health promotion is very crucial to create awareness about the increasing prevalence of the childhood obesity cases.
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.
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). It is believed that genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors could also be considered related causes of childhood obesity (Center, 2012). The purpose of this section is to explore various definitions of obesity and consider the prevalence of childhood obesity and its far-reaching associated health concerns with the goal of providing a literary work that will be both informative and educational to the reader and increase their knowledge on the subject. As a nurse, childhood obesity has both personal and professional interest for me. From a personal standpoint I began gaining weight in my late teens which continued into adulthood with subsequent health problems following related to obesity including hypertension, high cholesterol, joint problems, obstructive sleep apnea, dysphagia, asthma, and chronic headaches.
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. Not all children will have these health problems but doctors are finding these problems in children and the children are getting younger. As a whole childhood obesity puts children in harm’s way and the future of America. And that is why the cycle must be reversed. We owe to the country and the kids who live
Who's Responsible for Your Weight? Obesity is increasingly becoming a major issue for the people in America. As a result, The United States Government has taken step towards regulating healthier choices for its citizens. Although government intervention can have a positive effect on helping people make healthier choices, limitations on what consumers are offered can also have a negative effect. In the article “Remarks to the NAACP” by Michelle Obama she argues the position that the choice of being healthy or unhealthy ultimately relies on the choices we make in our everyday lives.
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
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.
1. Explain the ethical dilemma and explain why it is a dilemma. Our government needs to do something to turn the growing wave of obesity in our country but is taxing unhealthy foods the answer? Despite no clear evidence of a link between obesity and eating unhealthy food there is a movement to tax what we put in our mouths. However, does eating unhealthy food cause obesity or does obesity cause one to eat unhealthy food (Marlow, 2013)?
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).
The economic cost of supporting and increasingly overweight population with more diseases is another concern (U.S. obesity). Childhood obesity has not only prominent immediate effects but dangerous long-terms effects on children’s health and wellbeing. The effected children can more likely to have risk factor, cardiovascular disease, such a high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In a population based sample of 5 to 17 years old, 70% of obese youth had one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (Journal of Pediatrics,