"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.
Running Head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY CAMPAIGN Childhood Obesity Campaign University of Washington Tacoma THLEAD 320, Section A June 1 2012 In this paper we will discuss the objective of this project in this public health campaign for childhood obesity. The purpose of this project is to address childhood obesity in low income African American families in the Hilltop Community of children ages six through twelve by promoting a healthy diet and active life style, through decreasing fast foods to two times a week, incorporating some physical activities two times a week and eating two vegies/fruits a day. According to Sealy (2010), childhood obesity has doubled in the last thirty years with its biggest toll
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Summary on “Remarks to the NAACP by Michelle Obama” Michelle Obama, in the “Remarks to the NAACP National Convention” emphasizes her “Let’s Move” campaign which is to solve the childhood obesity and the importance of make it a success. She also tells the audience why kids obese and how to overcome it. Obama alerts the audience by giving some facts about the childhood obesity issue. She reminds them by saying, “Now, right now in America, one in three children is over-weight or obese, putting them at greater risk of obesity-related conditions like diabetes and cancer, heart disease, asthma” (p.420). In stating this statistic, she urges the parents to really choose good food for their children.
Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Patricia Stewart ENG 122 Prof. Craig Smith August 27, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern because it has become an epidemic in our society. The causes are surprising and concerning as well. There are multiple factors causing childhood obesity that can be prevented, which include health and lifestyle. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, “Obesity in childhood is influenced by social and familial factors as well as the child’s genetics and activity level” (Perplech; Russ; Rizzolo; Sedrak, 2011). The medical conditions that contribute to childhood obesity are due to genetics.
Along with the reason for childhood obesity, this source explains solutions to childhood obesity. This source is mainly focusing on informing the audience about childhood obesity. This source contributes everything from genetics relating to childhood obesity to everything in society causing it. I used this source to show parents who breast feed chose a healthier option for their child than those who formula feed, and explained why. This source is very informative about the topic of childhood obesity.
Running Head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN AMERICA 1 Childhood Obesity in America Kilah Bryan-Lawson Liberty University Online CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN AMERICA 2 Abstract Childhood obesity has become quite a problem in America. This paper describes the obesity problem as a nationwide epidemic. It defines what it is to be medically obese and addresses the issues that adolescents face when they encounter this issue. This paper also discusses the reasons that childhood obesity has become an epidemic. It also discusses ways in which schools enable childhood obesity and gives ideas on what schools can do help prevent childhood obesity.