3.Suggest ways that our society as a whole could reverse or improve the statistic in a positive way for each of the statistics listed in #1. (You should list a minimum of 5 suggestions.) 1) Cut down on eating fast food 2) Get better food in school cafeteria 3) Spreading the word of obesity and how dangerous it is 4) Tell parents to feed their kids healthier foods 5) Make PE harder to make obese kids
Mrs. Bush (2007) stated “good health starts with good habits. By educating ourselves about our bodies and by taking simple steps to protect them we can prevent or delay some of todays most common and devastating health conditions.”(First Lady Laura Bush) Mrs. Bush also announced (2007) “the government is working to address one of the greatest dangers to America’s young people: childhood overweight and obesity. Nearly one in five school-age children in the United States are overweight and the problem seems to be getting worse. As a nation we need to educate ourselves and our children about the benefits of healthy eating habits, and the risks of poor eating habits.”(First Lady Laura Bush, 2007) These children are our future. Teaching healthy eating habits early can save their
"A child learns ... food rules and how much to eat in their environment which is largely 'controlled' by parents." Parents should play a central role in preventing childhood obesity, argues Michelle Murphy Zive in the following viewpoint. They can start by maintaining a healthy weight themselves, she explains, which will reduce the chance that they will have an obese child. In addition, adds Zive, parents should encourage their children to consume healthy foods and smaller portions, and to engage in physical activity. Zive is a registered dietitian with over fifteen years of experience working with schools in improving students' health.
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).
The secret is using a 'gross' method which depicts teenagers drinking bottles of lard with fat flowing down their faces. This method has proved to cause a decrease in obesity rates among teenagers in the state of Hawaii. Additionally, a director from the Department of Health, Loretta Fuddy, believes, "Rethink Your Drink has had a significant impact on behavior change among our teens. This type of public education is essential to improving health and wellness, as it gives teens the information they need to make healthy choices in their everyday lives." Although the majority of teens reported drinking sugary drinks every week, the ‘Rethink Your Drink’ campaign used such a
According to the American Heart Association (2006), seven percent of preschool age children in 1994 were overweight. The most recent report done in 2002, says that now 10 percent of preschool age children have weight problems. Alan Greene, MD, FAAP (2006), a WebMD expert, said the following: It’s more than a million overweight kids before they start elementary school. And the number swells to 4 million during the elementary school years. Our kids deserve to be taught to truly enjoy eating healthy amounts of healthful foods, and to enjoy, to revel in, active play – preferably before the bad habits even start.
Problem/Issue Statement Over the past 30 years childhood obesity rate has tripled in the United States. Today nearly one out of every three children is obese or overweight. Many of these children will grow up to be obese adults that will suffer from high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, and other health related
Introduction The recent nutritional changes to the breakfast and lunch programs throughout the united states were implemented to help improve health and reduce childhood obesity rates amongst our children. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that was signed by the president in 2010 forced schools to update their food menus to meet the most current dietary nutrition standards as well as address childhood hunger. For these reasons, billions of dollars have been awarded to public and non-profit schools from grades K-12 for new food revenue that has helped our schools implement this new standard. NUTRITION and HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS With our economy feeling the raft of the recession we face today, in 2010 over 17 million households in the
It’s sad to say that Obesity now affects 17% (12.5 million) of all children and adolescents in the United States. “In 2007-2008 the results from NHANES, using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 16.9% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. This is triple the rate from just one generation ago”. (Ogden 2010) Parents shape their children’s dietary practices, physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and ultimately their weight status in many ways. (Lindsay
CHILDHOOD OBESITY The research topic that will be discussed is childhood obesity; childhood obesity is the number one cause of diabetes in children today. It has reached epidemic proportion; worldwide approximately twenty two million children under five years of age are overweight ( Rocchini, A.P par. 1, March 14 2002). The number of overweight children in the United States has more than double during the past three decades. The reason I am doing a research on childhood obesity because is to inform millions of parents with children to understand that this is a deadly disease that can stay with you throughout your adult hood, and it is best to take care of it while you are at a young age.