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.
There are many types of effective intervention strategies that are put into place to help manage students that are diagnosed with EBD. Regardless of the intervention used in school, to help regulate the child’s behavior, the purpose of intervention is to allow the student to manage their own behavior no matter where they are. Because of that reason, the self-management strategy is an effective technique of providing support to EBD children. Advocates of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention attest to the mutual relationship with behaviors and thoughts as a primary principle of their method. Engage CBIs children in self-management, which involve; self-control, self-instruction, self-evaluating, self-monitoring, and self-reinforcement.
Family system theory it explains why family act the way that they do in different situations. This theory is typically used in family counseling and therapy; much can be learned from examining it in the context of early childhood settings. Family systems theory has been used in trying to understand problems of students in school settings (Sawatzky, Eckert, & Ryan 1993; Widerman & Widerman 1995; Kraus 1998; Van Velsor & Cox 2000). The need to understand early childhood setting is indicates by professional organization so they can prepare early childhood and elementary professional. The concept of family theory is to help each member of the family by influencing and encouraging each other.
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.
This technique has been used for recent studies but now special efforts should be made in monitoring the social, behavioral, and environmental factors contributing to that elevated risk of obesity so patterns of behavior leading to obesity can be documented and addressed. Other improvements can be made in programs that educate the public and private sectors of our youth by teaching the importance of good nutrition and healthy snacks along with regular physical activity. Similarly, federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Stamp Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Congress should request independent assessments of these assistance programs to ensure that each provides adequate access to healthful dietary choices for the populations served. Ideas include using special vouchers or coupons for purchasing fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain baked goods for those in need or sponsoring some sort of discount promotions and making it possible to use electronic benefit transfer cards at farmers' markets or community-supported agricultural markets. All the test programs that prove successful should be enforced and scaled up as quickly as possible.
We have a crisis on our hands with childhood obesity on the rise. Two main causes for the fattening of our children are junk food and sugary sodas. Junk food and soda often take the place of healthy foods in our kids’ diets, something that most school systems should be ashamed of. School lunches are a cause of childhood obesity in America, at least in U-46 schools. In order to put an end to childhood obesity, the schools needs to prepare a healthy yet balanced diet for all kids, by serving them with good food that is full of nutrition.
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.
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.
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,
This scale measures how efficient parents are when it comes to parenting their children. The PSOC has been use to look at parenting frustration, anxiety, and motivation in parenting. The results helped validate the use of the PSOC which is a sound scale for looking at parenting self-esteem, problem-solving ability, and ability in the parenting role. When parents understand how to judge their abilities to act is a direct influence on how they react to situations in their environment. In this they must look at how children are influenced by them when it comes to their actions.