Summary: The Crisis Of Childhood Obesity

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Executive Summary Executive Summary Once your paper is completed, you will need to summarize the paper’s main points for your reader. Explain succinctly the problem/issue you are writing about along with a summary of your paper’s main points. Include the solutions offered along with your identified best solution and plan and how it will solve the identified problem/issue. Maximum Length of an Executive Summary is 2 pages. 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…show more content…
It is not an issue that is only for one race, sex or nationality of people; it does not discriminate. But the high numbers of children that are obese are in certain nationality or race of people. In article titled, “The Crisis of Childhood Obesity: What You Can Do?”, written by Dr. Tiffany C. Rush-Wilson, she writes about this major issue and how it has taken a huge growth over the past two decades. In her findings she reports that over the last two decades the number of children and teens with obesity (ages two to eighteen) increased nearly 300%, with the number of overweight African-American and Hispanic/Latino children increasing dramatically and disproportionately. In this group there are nearly one-fourth of children that are overweight ( According to the Center of Disease Control childhood and adolescent obesity rates are higher in Georgia than in the United States ( The disparities in Georgia are very similar to those children that are across the United States. Children who are minorities and from rural areas are more like to be obese. And when taking a look at the statistics of obesity in children and adolescents in the United States, 18.8 percent of 6 - 11 year old children are obese, 17.4 percent of children ages 12-19 are obese ( Childhood obesity is associated with many different health related problems and issues. They may experience health risk and may be at risk for other health related problems as adults. Obesity in children and adolescents are psychosocial. Many obese children are discriminated against at an early age and can be targeted for bullying, low self-esteem, having a lack of social skills, and can hinder academics; these issues can persist into adulthood. Studies have shown that obese children and teens are at a high risk for heart diseases including high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. Obese children can also have other health issues that are associated with
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