Prevention strategies for parents are set limits on TV and computer time, offer healthier foods, assign active chores such as mowing the lawn or mopping the floor, be a healthy role model for your children and eat meals together at the dinner table and limit fast foods or microwavable foods to no more than once a week. Another reason I wanted to do this research paper is to see how I who is going to be a teacher soon can help prevent this disease that is hurting our children. Some suggestions that I found were as teachers we can plan some form of movement into the classroom curriculum, ask parents to bring healthy snacks, do not punish students by taking away recess, have a nutritionist come visit classroom and speak to the children about the importance of healthy eating and regular
Taking the Blame for Obesity Parents are the ones who knowingly open the door between childhood obesity and a long and healthy life. In David's Weintrub's article, "The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home" blames the parents. Eating unhealthy can cause serious health problems. Parents are their children's first teachers. Showing them how to obtain a healthy lifestyle will benefit them for the future.
Instead of giving all the kids the same portion of food, they made the portion smaller for the elementary students and the portion bigger for middle school and high school students. This is a major step to feeding the kids what they need in a day. Canady 2 One thing that is causing the kids not to eat their school lunches is Michelle Obama. Students are claiming that they are being given mystery meats because of her. They say ever since she has wanted healthier food in schools they started serving foods that do not look edible and gross.
Childhood Obesity Jamie Blake ENG 122 Jennifer Williams October 15 2012 Child obesity is a huge problem in the United States and a lot more citizens need to be aware and educated on the steps that can be taken to assist children struggling with obesity. How does Childhood Obesity happen, how many does it affect, what can be done to prevent this problem and what are the long terms affects. There are facts that show and lead others to believe that childhood obesity is the fault of the parents because children are watching too much Television, playing too many video games, they are not getting enough exercise, and most importantly they have an unhealthy diet. Well what is childhood obesity; it is defined as a serious medical condition
Every child gains weight different mostly due to problems like poor eating, not enough exercise, family geneses, health issues, the environment, and psychological issues. Childhood obesity has become a major issue in today’s society, and the only way that this problem
CHILDHOOD OBESITY The research topic that will be discussed is childhood obesity; childhood obesity is the number one cause of diabetes in children today. It has reached epidemic proportion; worldwide approximately twenty two million children under five years of age are overweight ( Rocchini, A.P par. 1, March 14 2002). The number of overweight children in the United States has more than double during the past three decades. The reason I am doing a research on childhood obesity because is to inform millions of parents with children to understand that this is a deadly disease that can stay with you throughout your adult hood, and it is best to take care of it while you are at a young age.
According to National Institutes of Health (2011), "Children with obesity-related diabetes may have serious difficulties making basic lifestyle changes” (Obese teens and diabetes, para.). According to California diabetes program (2009) "Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in children and are growing public health problems. Type 2 diabetes represents 8-45 percent of pediatric patients with diabetes currently diagnosed in large pediatric centers in the United States. Young patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are generally overweight, typically inactive, have a
Such children are likely to suffer health and social problems. It is estimated that an obese child watches an average of four hours and nine minutes of television each day. That is four hours that a child could be bonding with their family or taking action in some physical activity. According to these researchers, many analysis confirms a direct relationship between obesity, television viewing and lack of physical activity. I have noticed that in the U.S. there are a lot of overweight children for many reasons.
Most of them keep in the house watching TV, playing video game and computer all the time. Nobody keep review the material or remember to study during that period. While shorter vacations might increase retention rates. They would keep receiving enrichment education all the time. Learner’s process requires consistency.
In general, children and adolescents are eating more food away from home, drinking more sugar-sweetened drinks, and snacking more frequently. Convenience has become one of the main criteria for American’s food choices today, leading more and more people to consume ‘away-from-home’ quick service or restaurant meals or to buy ready-to-eat, low cost, quickly accessible meals to prepare at home. Also, from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Health and Human Services website, research shows there has been a decline in breakfast consumption - especially for children of working mothers over the years. Another study, from the same webstie, showed that soda consumption increased dramatically in the early to mid 1990s. Thirty-two percent of adolescent girls and 52 percent of adolescent boys consume three or more eight ounce servings of soda per day.