To begin with, it is important that childhood obesity is properly defined? Childhood obesity is more than average amount of body weight in a child. The meaning of low income communities is a community that has an average income of below poverty. This research will determine how does a low income community greatly contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic. There are several factors that can cause the childhood obesity in the low income community.
In today's society, obesity, more specifically child obesity has become a growing epidemic for many years not only in the U.S but all around the world. The change in the environment is not the only cause of obesity, the change in genes is also a major contributor. Obesity has many causes, but the main cause is children not getting enough exercise and eating too much. The calories that are not burning up can results into excess fat, which is stored in our bodies causing obesity. Every child gains weight different mostly due to problems like poor eating, not enough exercise, family geneses, health issues, the environment, and psychological issues.
The Sugar-Heavy-Low Nutrient Breakfast of Champions Andrea R. Wilkerson PSYCH 500 July 16, 2012 Dr. Jody Pendleton The Sugar-Heavy-Low Nutrient Breakfast of Champions The prevalence of childhood obesity has received increasing attention. Individual physical and psychological health and social and economic development are significantly impacted by personal weight. Recent Decades have seen an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Obesity in children is linked to adult obesity and is accompanied by adverse health status (Bouchard, 1997). There is robust science linking exposure to food marketing and poor diet, and in an effort to protect children from food marketing, the public health community has proposed a variety of remedial
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
Many schools offer a la carte items in addition to the meal that is provided each day. The problem is that the National School Lunch Program does not regulate these items. If a child chooses high-calorie additions to his or her meal, his intake is going to be much higher than it should be for lunch, which over time will result in weight gain and obesity. Children who are overweight and obese due to a high-fat diet are at an increased risk of developing other health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and high cholesterol. According to a Toronto Star survey, children who get to choose their food at lunch ate more fat and calories than those who were only offered one meal choice.
Obesity is one of the major challenges faced by today’s society. Over the last decade, the percentage of obese and overweight people has increased significantly in all age groups. The growth in obesity rate in children is a matter of grave concern. This paper examines different factors that contribute to the obesity problem, including poor eating habits, lack of exercise, aggressive marketing tactics by junk food manufactures, lack of public awareness, and unhealthy lifestyle. The paper argues that obesity problem has reached epidemic proportions and it should be treated as a long-term threat to the nation’s health and economic stability.
Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity Annie Jo Jones ENG 122 Craig Smith October 3, 2011 Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity rate is on the rise, and is the most serious health challenges of the 21st century. Taking in too many calories and not exercising is the result of childhood obesity. The number of obese children and adolescents has more than tripled in the past 30 years (Curry, 2011). In addition, approximately one-third of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is causing children to develop diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.
Diseases once thought of as adult onset, including obesity, are now affecting children. For instance, with the obesity epidemic, there has been an alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes. Not only does obesity affect our children physically, but there is a negative impact on them socially and emotionally. True or false? As parents, there's nothing you can do to prevent obesity, since it's based on genetics.
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
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?).