Childhood Obesity Essay

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  • Childhood Obesity : A Obesity

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    Childhood Obesity: A Review to Prevent the Risk Factors of Childhood Obesity in Our Community. The rates of childhood obesity Worldwide are alarmingly high! Obesity is a global nutritional concern and leads to horrible consequences on our children and becomes a worldwide pandemic. Worldwide estimates of obesity are as high as 43 million, and rates continue to increase each year. In this study, people will find healthy tips to prevent childhood overweight or obesity to help children in our communities

  • The Prevalence Of Childhood Obesity

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    The prevalence of childhood obesity has remained a serious matter in the United States over the years despite its recent decline (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Children who are obese can experience the same devastating health effects as adults who are obese – cardiovascular issues, diabetes, breathing problems, and so forth. In addition, children who are obese are more than likely to become obese as adults, therefore the development of a health fair that would highlight increased

  • Childhood Obesity

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    Obesity among Our Children Childhood obesity is an ongoing epidemic that is plaguing adults and children alike. But it is affecting our children in a way that we cannot explain. Medically there is a cure for obesity. But everyone has to play there part if we are to rid this disease from our society. We have to gain information and awareness in order to defeat this disease. Defining and diagnosing obesity can vary greatly within the medical field. "A condition characterized by the

  • Childhood Obesity Effects On Children

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    progress getting worse. Childhood obesity is such a concern because of the health problems that come along with being obese. Obese children are more likely to develop serious health conditions, such as “high blood pressure, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes”( Mikailova). There is nothing more important than staying healthy, and obviously as a country we are doing a poor job of ensuring that children grow up healthy as well as fit. Not only can Obesity lead to health problems but

  • Childhood Obesity Essay

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    Prevalence of Obesity in Montgomery County Maryland Child obesity have been increased in recent years in Montgomery county of Maryland. According to Montgomery County Health Alliance “23.5% of children (ages 6–17 years of age) are at-risk for obesity (BMI-for-age percentile of 85 or higher)” (Maryland Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan, 2016). Obesity in children have a great impact on physical and psychological health effects. Overweight children are prone to obesity even in adulthood, leading

  • Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Childhood Obesity Introduction Childhood Obesity has become more critical public health issue worldwide. However, obesity ratio varies from country to country. In addition, up to a quarter of Australian children are suffering from childhood obesity and obese children are at higher risk to become obese adult. For this reason, child’s weight always matters because it can impact on their health in future. There may be many reasons which affect childhood obesity including sedentary life style, lack of

  • The Obesity Of Childhood Obesity

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    Up until the late 1990s, seeing an obese child was extremely abnormal because children’s main form of entertainment was playing outside. The rate of childhood obesity drastically increased due to the fact that children’s main form of entertainment has shifted from outdoor activities, to vast outlets of easily accessible technology. Children are also being served a variety of unhealthy meals from fast food restaurants, such as McDonald’s or Taco Bell. Unfortunately, most parents do not know the underlying

  • Childhood Obesity and Its Effect

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    Childhood obesity is considered to be a serious issue among our youth. Obesity can cause many types of physical problems, which most are aware of, but it can also cause some undesirable internal feelings within children and adolescents who suffer from it. Self-esteem, or self-worth, is important as it helps develop personality and is a major ingredient to our mental health status (Wang, F. and Veugelers, P. J., 2008). Some have said obesity may even have a negative effect on cognitive development

  • The Issue Of Childhood Obesity

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    Smaller governmental initiatives have proven effective, as well as campaigns run by non-governmental organization, yet a large scale federal initiative has yet to be established. Childhood obesity is an ever growing epidemic that has increased to unacceptable proportions. In order to prevent any further escalation of this public, federal legislation must be advocated for and passed that creates more opportunities for physical activity, increased access to healthy food, and puts an end to dishonest

  • The Causes Of Childhood Obesity

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    Causes of Childhood Obesity Imagine yourself walking into a kindergarten class, and all you see are obese children not walking, but moving on wheels because they simply cannot walk anymore due to their excess body weight. Their legs are so weak since they have to handle so much more weight than what they are designed to do. This vision may no longer be fictional if the world keeps ignoring the issue of childhood obesity. Nowadays, not only adults, but the number of children who are obese are incredibly