[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.
Obesity results when the size or number of fat cells in a person's body increases. A normal-sized person has between 30 and 35 billion fat cells. When a person gains weight, these fat cells first increase in size and later in number (Myers). The childhood obesity is confirmed an epidemic as the 21st. century whit a statistics of 80%.
Running Head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood obesity has risen 85 percent in the past 30 years. That is a huge increase which makes for a huge increase in adult obesity. The percent in type 2 diabetes and heart disease has also increased in children and adults. . At present, nearly 8% of children 4 to 5 years of age in the United States are overweight.
Advertising and Its Effects on Childhood Obesity It has been said many times before that children are our future. One of the most alarming statistics about our future is the ever-alarming rate of obesity and overweight children in the United States. “Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%” (Childhood Obesity).
Childhood Obesity Parents are very much in denial when it comes to childhood obesity and how it relates to parent child relationships. There are many theories and reason why there is an increase in childhood obesity. One of those reasons is poor diets. More children have more access to unhealthy food with the increase in fast food restaurants. Also the lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are causes for this epidemic.
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.
Analysis of Research Report HCS/438 November 12, 2012 Analysis of Research Report Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States over the last few decades. This has caused action on the part of government to address this problem and try to change behaviors and eating habits that might be contributing to the problem. Most people acknowledge that being overweight is not good for you, and can lead to many health problems. Our analysis of this research has shown a strong correlation to overweight kids turning into overweight adults. In particular, the study used for this research examined several factors during pregnancy and other factors showing a risk for childhood obesity and adulthood obesity.
The Global Foundation of Eating Disorders states the fact that “eating disorders affect more than three times as many people as Type 1 Diabetes and nearly as many people as asthma” and that “one in ten people will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives” (GFED 6). There are many causes for people having eating disorders. These reasons include but are not limited to, peer pressure, genetics, and social acceptance. Some women and men want to
Many of the habits formed during this timeframe will last well into adulthood (Schwarz & Peterson, 2010). One out of every six adolescent is overweight and one out of every three is at risk. Since the 1980’s, the rate of overweight youth has steadily increased. Obesity rates vary by race/gender. For adolescents ages 12 to 19, non-Hispanic black girls and Mexican-American boys have the highest rates of obesity, 29.2 percent and 26.7 percent respectively.
The obesity prevalence among preschool-age children has increased from 5 to 12.4% in recent years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] 2010). Although the exact etiology of this increase has not been established, physical inactivity in children is a contributing factor. (Hedley et al.2004). Preschool aged children spend approximately 80 percent of their day stationary.