This awareness appears to be generalized from studies using stereotypes with similar negative responses regardless of gender, age, or own body status. Children can become aware of being obese at relatively low levels of fatness through mechanisms such as reference to photographs and name calling. The physical effects that obesity has on our children can lead to serious health issues both in childhood and continue through their adult years. Many studies have shown that children who are overweight before the age of eight years are at a much higher risk of serious illness such as diabetes, sleep apnea, respiratory diseases, and other serious disease. As parents, we need to take responsibility for our children’s health and lead by example.
Print Media Comparison: Child Obesity Child obesity has become a controversial issue over the past decade within the world. Children's everyday lifestyles have been changed compared to past generations, which has become a main concern. The media world has speculated many different angles on what be the main cause to the increase in child obesity. Many articles have been written blaming fast food chains, lack of diet/ exercise, and education. The two scholarly sources analyzed are an article from Endocrine Today, "Engage the village' to reverse childhood obesity" and a journal publication from Education, "Physical activity and childhood obesity: strategies and solutions for schools and parents."
These factors can lead to "high risk behaviors like smoking and drinking alcohol" (Wilds, C.L (2006). Assessment of Fun to Be Fit: School-Based Approach to childhood Obesity. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2006). Some others when asked about their life in relation with "Quality of Life" have a very bad image of themselves and "equated their Quality of life similar to children and Be Fit: School-Based Approach to childhood Obesity. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2006) If obesity has psychological effects and long run complications on a child's health and wellbeing, then it also has a physiological effect on diabetes".
Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 Depression Linked To Childhood Obesity Courtney Ballard ENG 122 Danika Novak August 13, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 Depression Linked To Childhood Obesity Introduction Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic with multiple consequences, and a direct result of those consequences is depression. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, 2012, para. 1). Poor eating habits and lack of exercise play a major role in the onset of childhood obesity, which results in physical damage and health risks. The stresses of being physically unfit are incredible and the fears of being in danger health wise can be daunting.
Childhood Obesity Sam Bayliss Anderson University Author Note This paper was submitted for English 1120, section 11, Taught by K. Shively on Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. This problem has grown so large it has been classified as an epidemic. The number of overweight and obese children in America has increased at an alarming rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowing down unless action is taken. A fast-food craze has swept over the country, consequentially leaving a trail of poor nutrition in its wake. Fast-food corporations seem to be encouraging children to consume regular amounts of unhealthy foods by giving away toys with the purchase of a child’s meal.
When a doctor provides medication for obesity, should childhood obesity then be labeled as a disease if it can be prevented? The facts show that due to environmental and genetics obesity can be prevented if parental guidance is evident and exercise is utilized properly. Childhood obesity is a serious growing problem in our nation. If people had the facts of obesity, eat healthier, and made time to exercise efficiently one could live a longer, happier, and healthy life. “Our children are our future.” Childhood obesity will continue to influence the next few generations with knowledge of the BMI criteria associated health issues with the now called disease America could live a healthier happy life.
There are so many out there suffering from obesity, but don’t understand how to control it. If more light where shed upon this situation more people would be getting the help they needed to nip this epidemic in the butt. Obesity is a huge problem that needs to be addressed, if not we will continue to see a rise in overweight children and
Encouraging individuals to make healthy choices may have some impact, but because of the magnitude of the issue according to Purcell (2010), it is insignificant. While the study does not underestimate the importance of lifestyle self-management, but it does argue that at this point of the crisis it is not sufficient, when children’s health is in jeopardy. Purcell (2010) claims that by sustaining a traditional liberal approach of the public - private divide, legal obligations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child are neglected. This study provides moral and political challenges about childhood obesity by exploring limitations of existing political and health responses to this health issue. Results of this study provide some excellent insights regarding the importance of recognizing the need to change the current approach to childhood obesity; however, Purcell’s argument fails to be persuasive for several reasons: she makes assumption that most North American children eat fast food and spend a lot of time involved in sedentary activities, thus they are obese; believes parents are educated about unhealthy foods but struggle to provide healthier food choices for their children due to many reasons; and
For many people, solutions to weight gain will be found both in new dietary behaviors and in medicines that come from labs where researchers study how the body burns and stores fat. To the extent that obesity is the result of a child’s inability to say “no” to a supersized meal, we should teach restraint just as Critser advises. But his behavioral fix will not work for everyone, and parents should be instructed on what to do when teaching restraint, alone, fails to keep their children reasonably trim. A more serious problem with Critser’s argument 5 is his use (twice) of the word “gluttony” and the judgmental attitude it implies. Early in the essay Critser argues that American parents need “to promulgate .
Technology and Obesity Over the years, childhood obesity has become a widespread occurrence. According to the American Heart Association, about one in three American children is overweight. Not only does obesity result in excessive weight, but it also leads to the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, and high blood pressure. Many also suffer from depression and low self-confidence. Most families turn to technology to keep their children occupied without realizing that excessive consumption may harm their health.