Facts About Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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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…show more content…
Naomi Neufeld. (2004) Practical Prescription for Raising Healthy, Fit Children: 1. Myth: A chubby baby is a healthy baby. Being overweight as a child isn’t really a problem, because eventually children grow out of their baby fat. Worrying about a child’s weight is just a form of vanity. Fact: While is true that being overweight affects appearance, problems go deeper. It’s not just vanity. Being a good parent is taking care of our children’s health. Asking your pediatrician is a good idea when you don’t know if your child is overweight or not so there are no problems in the future. 2. Myth: Being overweight is Biological Destiny it’s caused by hormones, genetics and other things that can’t be changed. Fact: Hormones do regulate the body processes, including how your body uses and stores nutrients, and they affect your weight and energy level. Hormonal conditions are not destiny. Neither gene is. Where your body is concerned you are the captain of your own ship. Even if your family does have some physiological or genetic component that contributes to being overweight, that’s all the more reason to eat and exercise in a healthy…show more content…
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