Food plays an important role in the growth of the body. It provides the nutrients that the body need for its functioning. Food insecurity can lead to serious health complications. Children and elderly persons are the vulnerable populations and they are more exposed to the effects of food insecurity.
Since childhood obesity is metaphorically refers as “epidemic”, there must be a cause for this “epidemic”. Moffat listed several causes for obesity in the article, and the main causes are victims themselves, victims’ parents, social construction, and “toxic” environment. Out of all the factors that contributed to childhood obesity, I agree with the social construction and the “toxic” environment the most. people live in poor neighborhood often have less access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious food due to poor social construction. They also tend to eat unhealthy because there is no nearby grocery store, and the only available
Studies from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more than half of adults are overweight or obese and nearly one in five kindergarten students are obese (Doc A). Most overweight children usually have parents that are obese. The problem is that when parents do not eat right, neither do their children. Because, children eat what their parents cook. It is very important for the government to control what is consumed by kids.
Lazarou & Kouta (2010) define obesity as “a chronic metabolic disease, considered to be one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease”, and state that hypertension, atherosclerosis and type two diabetes have also been shown to be more likely in people with obesity (p. 641). These adult health problems have now become commonplace amongst children and youth today (Tuckwood, 2012). With obesity being diagnosed at earlier ages, prevention becomes increasingly difficult; personal habits are harder to break, health risks are more serious, and the likelihood of living with obesity in adulthood is significantly higher. Fifty percent of children who are obese will become obese adults (Lazarou & Kouta, 2010).
If one is a lower status like being poor or not being able to afford the proper food so, their bodies can get nourishment from the vitamins, protein or calcium the food may contain. It's can affect them in their health in the future especially children. I think
In today’s society “one out of three children is considered overweight or obese” (Little 2011). Childhood obesity is linked to several severe health problems. Children who are overweight or obese are at risk of having cardiovascular disease and problems relating to that such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type-two diabetes during childhood. Physical problems aren’t the only problem relating to obesity; “Research confirms obese children are at a higher risk for social and psychological problems” because overweight kids tend to get bullied due to their weight (Little 2011). Children who have weight issues early on are also more likely to have weight issues as adults.
In addition, obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. The most common causes in childhood obesity in America are unhealthy dieting, lack of physical activity, and genetic factors. To begin with unhealthy dieting in the USA, such as fast food has taken a toll children’s health. Because of eating increasingly more fast food, child obesity in growing rapidly. A burger, fries, and coke are loaded with many calories that
Childhood to adolescent obesity in America is becoming an over-whelming issue. Most schools have decided that physical education isn’t critical due to budget cuts and the increased pressure to excel in standardized tests. One out of three children in the U.S. is over-weight or obese according to the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. I believe that childhood obesity is the result of lack of exercise and poor diet due to a fast-paced lifestyle. Junk food is attractive for many reasons including price, taste, and convenience.
Obesity in children is a significant public health concern. In addition, there is evidence that the incidence of children who are overweight is increasing despite efforts to the contrary. The consequences of child obesity are far reaching, implicating not only children on a physical scale but also socially and mentally. However,
Also, schools, childcare settings, media, family, communities, all have an influence on children’s dietary and physical behaviors. (CDCP, 2017) It is so important for children to feel accepted and comfortable with who they are. Children that are obese, are more likely to be bullied and teased, making it difficult to have high self-esteem and not isolate themselves. Schools that are supporting recess time, are giving children an opportunity to be active and providing them tools to live a healthy lifestyle when at
Parizad Batty Avari EYE11-3.4 Discuss the nutritional requirements of children aged: • 1-2 years • 2-3 years • 3-5 years • 5-7 years Diet has a huge impact on a child’s growth and development; therefore, it is essential that one understands their nutritional needs and caters for them. Children need a range of healthy foods that include a portion of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, dairy and a small amount of fat every day. Children need portions that are in proportion to their age and height. As children grow their nutritional requirements vary as they need more energy and that comes slightly larger portion sizes. It is recommended that all individuals should consume a diet that contains: • Plenty of starchy foods such as rice,
They are also very low nutrient rich vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and fiber. If you start eating badly, than it can lead you to poor eating habits. If you have bad eating habits, than it can lead to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. For example, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, “obesity in children and adolescents have tripled in the past 30 years. In 2007–2008 almost 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years were obese.
Researchers: Kyle Antonio Latayan & Margaret Manuel General Topic: Nutrition Narrowed Topic: Effects of malnutrition on children ages 6-10 in NCR in 2013 Thesis Statement: There are several effects of malnutrition among children living in the poverty line because they do not receive adequate education. Literature Review Nutrition is one of the essential processes directly influencing the overall health and growth of an individual. This requires a person to be fully aware on the types and quantity of food he or she needs to intake on a regular basis. However, the nutrition education of most people are adversely affected, as poverty continues to be one of the central problems encompassing the whole world, especially the third world countries.