Obesity itself cannot solely be blamed on the high consumption of soda or sugary-drinks, but there is a strong correlation between the two. Boston Children’s Hospital preformed a study with 224 overweight, or obese, high school students. Half of the recipients received free home deliveries of zero-calorie drinks along with water; others received a fifty dollar gift card. According to this study, “after one year, the gift card recipients had gained more weight than those who got the calorie-free drinks” (“Getting Fat on Sugary-Drinks” 8). The evidence provided in this study concludes that soda can be a leading factor in obesity rates, and that water or lower-calorie drinks can help prevent obesity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68 percent of the people in our country are overweight. Half of that 68 percent, or 34 percent of our population is obese (Overweight Prevalence). Weight loss basically boils down to burning more calories that you eat (Staff, Counting Calories: Getting back to weight-loss basics), but this is easier said than done for some people. What do you do when you’ve tried diet after diet and nothing has worked? More and more people are turning to gastric bypass surgery.
Shadow ministers like Tim Loughton argued that 80% of a social worker’s time was spent in front of a computer screen....the new plans would add even more bureaucracy to social workers and actually mean they spend even less time out in the community helping children in need. Due to seemingly too many professionals rounding on each other, Ed balls said in reaction to one report...“They will introduce new statutory targets for safeguarding and child protection and require local safeguarding children boards to appoint two members drawn from the local community and to publish an annual report on their
The students in a set of 10 lab sections are given extra review material during the last 15 minutes of each lab session. The students in the remaining 10 lab sections receive the regular lesson material, without the review material. The grades of the students who reviewed were higher, on average, than the students who did not review. What type of study is this? A) An observational
THE PROBLEM In the past decade, school provided lunches have been a serious reason for unhealthy eating habits of children. School Lunches contain about the same amount of fat as a happy meal at McDonalds. Along with the extremely high fat and calorie content of school provided lunches there is not enough of the daily recommended fruits and vegetables. The American Dietetic Association reports that only ten to twenty percent of American children meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation of consuming at least five fruits and vegetables per day; and children eat 1/3 of their meals at school.
Now, it may not be a problem if we eat this occasionally, but the average person in the country consumes more than 20 teaspoons a day of high fructose corn syrup and the average teenager has 34 teaspoons a day. Over time, these heavy metals can accumulate in the body, causing health problems. Additionally, when we look at the chemical components of high fructose corn syrup on a spectrograph, we can see that it contains many weird chemicals that we know nothing about. That's why I say better safe than sorry. Look out for the red flag The main reason you should give up high fructose corn syrup is that it's a big red flag for very poor quality food.
• In an average classroom of 20 children, there are most likely at least three children who are either victims or bullies. • One-half of motor vehicle accidents involving adolescents are associated with alcohol and other drugs. Methodology: This is a Quantitative study providing seemingly countless statistics, percents, and relationships between children and the “critical issues” they face today. Findings: Although poverty rates have gone down in the last 15 years, with the recent economic downturn, it is anticipated that we will again experience significant increases in children living poverty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that children, adolescents, and young adults are disproportionately affected by violent injury and death.
The amount of caffeine in most 250 ml sized cans of energy drinks is 80 mg, which is less than a typical cup of coffee. Health Canada says that most healthy adults can safely consume up to 400 mg of caffeine in a day. However, the amount of caffeine in energy drink is more than what is recommended for children. Health Canada says that children under 12 years of age should have much less than 85 mg of caffeine a day. What this means is that one energy drink can easily put children over their caffeine limits.
It is generally accepted that 25-30 grams of fibre is the recommend amount for daily adult consumption, with children needing not that much less. The average adult consumption is estimated at 15 grams of fibre daily (Sitzman 2005). This is just half the optimum amount and from a health perspective is not considered sufficient. For children, the deficiency on average is ever so slightly worse, with the average child only consuming less than 14 grams a day (Yates, Corrigan 2012). Children’s intake of dietary fibre should be increased from any age so as to start good habits for life.
Don’t you just hate having to carry your books around? That is why we need lockers, and I’m not talking about those gym lockers we store our P.E clothes in. We need regular lockers to keep our books and other materials in. About twenty million students are carrying twice the recommended weight on their back, which can lead to stress injuries and spinal pain that can worsen in the future. About forty two percent of NASS member physicians have treated teens that suffered from back pain or spine trauma caused by overloaded backpacks.