The fact is that these three things interrelate to affect the wellness of families and young children. Our book tells us, “When housing costs require such a large portion of the family income, the family struggles to meet other basic needs, including food and healthcare.” (Sorte, Daeschel &Amador, 2011, p.13) If a family does not have enough money to buy healthy food, the children may not have a healthy breakfast. This can effect more than the child’s nutritional health. Our book tells us, “Breakfast is a very important meal and enhances learning.” (Sorte, Daeschel & Amador, 2011, p.25) If children do not get proper nutrition they may not be able to concentrate on learning. This is an example of how nutritional health can affect mental health.
-If parents are failing to realize that their child’s health is in danger, it is important to help them understand the dangers of their child’s health and well-being; and teach them ways to encourage positive ways to obtain a healthier lifestyle for them. Childhood Obesity By: Erica Santiago *Tips for children to stay away from obesity: -Healthy eating -Daily physical activity -Create games that are fun to teach them about obesity. -Good role models to provide healthy eating habits. -Have the family eat together to focus on what the children eat and how much they are consuming. -Involve children in planning, shopping, and preparing meals.
Shopping at local farmers markets or buying certain items in bulk can drastically reduce spending. Parents can prepare healthy meals ahead of time and pre-package them for school and/or for dinner meals. It is also recommended that parents utilize online vitamin shops to save money. The U.S Department of Agriculture (2011) has recently come up with an “Eating on a Budget Plan,” called “The Three P’s.” This provides a great reference to parents with budget concerns. Encouraging children to exercise daily will also go a long way towards alleviating negative symptoms.
All parents can now know that at least while at school, their children are consuming nutritionally-balanced meals. These guidelines will also hopefully assist in addressing the issue of obesity in children that has hit the country like an epidemic. In the USDA press release announcing the new standards, Tom Vilsack, US Agriculture Secretary said, “Improving the quality of the school meals is a critical step in building a healthy future for our kids. When it comes to our children, we must do everything possible to provide them the nutrients they need to be healthy, active, and ready to face the future- today we take an important step towards that goal” (FNS,
For most children, overweight is the result of unhealthy eating patterns and too little physical activity. Parents should help prevent childhood obesity by providing healthy meals and snacks, daily physical activity, and nutrition education begin . Small children are not aware of their daily intakes unless their mommy or daddy says it is okay to have a small portion of fast food. Parents have all the control of children’s health starting at their
They should prepare themselves for conception such as physical, mental and emotional preparation. Physical: the pregnant women must be on good diet to support their body during the pregnancy include having better food than usual for example fresh fruit and vegetable, getting enough vitamin and calcium because the baby inside mummy tome need food to grow up, also doing a bit of exercise such as Walk, jog, swim, stroll, whatever they enjoy. Bill’s mum’s pregnancy and his birth were normal. His mum was a smoker; this had bad affect on her pregnancy because it caused Bill to born as undeveloped baby or under weight. Bill reached all the milestones within the development norms.
There are several contributing factors involved with obesity in children and many components that may influence its development and onset including family lifestyle, family history, psychological factors, socio-economic factors, and many more. Obesity does not happen overnight; it is the result of a chain of bad habits, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise (Zeratsky, 2011). In today's fast paced society, time management has become extremely important. This may be a factor that contributes to why some children have poor nutrition; they are simply not eating healthy because there may not be ample time to cook nutritious meals (Zeratsky,
Research on successful interventions for children who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight is extremely important to effectively reduce childhood obesity in this country. Overall, research has just begun to scratch the surface in elucidating the causes of obesity in children. Filling in the knowledge gaps will take time, as implementing some of the study designs that will best illuminate the complex interactions are time consuming and costly. However the fundamentals are clear, to stay healthy, eat a balanced diet and devote adequate time to physical
Some concerned parents respect the government stepping in their daily lives by providing healthy meals for their children. After a long days work, parents will no longer have to worry about cooking a healthy home meal for their children, knowing they will be able to eat at a healthy fast food restaurant. Children will develop healthy eating habits and ultimately
Toddlers and young children (approx 1 to 11 years) Children between the ages of 1 to 11 are usually quite active, but this is only if their body is getting enough vitamins and minerals, because they’re energy levels are not at the same level as adults. Toddlers and young children and need energy to be able to function and to keep themselves active as well as growth development. The energy is provided from the food you eat which contains fats, carbohydrates and also proteins which should be in their balanced diet. During childhood children need to be encouraged to eat healthy meals so they are used to eating those meals whilst growing up, for e.g. eating meat, fish, eggs, potatoes, pasta, rice and vegetables.