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Childhood obesity has increased to 17% in the last thirty years, causing concern for the health industry as costs increase and preventable diseases become more prevalent. Over 17,000 adolescents were interviewed in the California study between 2001-2007 through the California Health Interview Survey. Results showed that in 2001, obesity was 70% higher in children who lived below the federal poverty line (FPL) than children who lived 300% above the FPL. In 2007, obesity was higher in the lowest income group …show more content…
The authors believe that habits emerge at a young age because of the social norms and cultural aspects found at school. In order to successfully implement a program for these issues, an evidence-based program is needed. The authors focus on three specific programs, of which Coordinated Approach to Child Health and Planet Health (CATCH) is primarily considered due to its effectiveness. CATCH focuses on physical activity and healthy eating and involves the coordination of individuals in and outside the classroom. Parents, children, administrators, program staff, physical educators, teachers, and food service persons are all vital to the successfulness of the CATCH program. Evaluated in seven different states, statistics showed that there was a 40-50% increase in physical activity and a decrease in fat from 39% to 32%. In schools without the program implemented, there was an increase in those overweight from 26-39% in girls and 40-49% in boys. In respect to the students attending school in College Station ISD, a CATCH program would be beneficial to increase physical activity and healthy eating, involving a coordinated network of individuals. Essential to good results is the support of an administrator such as a principal or director. Further inquiries should be made on whether involving a registered nurse would strengthen the program or not. Since the study was not conducted in Texas, differences and problems could arise if
government and school districts to enforce state school nutrition laws in order to support elementary students’ physical and mental health, and to effectively improve elementary students’ standardized test scores. Every school year, school leaders gather at the faculty meeting to discuss plans to change all of elementary students’ physical bodies and minds. School leaders also need to conduct more research and rely on helpful resources in order to educate elementary students about nourishment and exercise. Anderson then suggests “a push to combat childhood obesity, [and enforce] the Hunger-Free Kids Act” (2). This new, enforced law, creates an effect that Anderson persuades elementary students to get out of their comfort zone and participate in fitness-based activities, such as running on the treadmill, performing yoga poses, and doing push-ups for muscle endurance.
Health Education Strategy – Point Mar Case Study: Childhood Obesity In health education and promotion, utilizing an effective strategy in intervention programs is vital to the success of the program. According to Rural Health Information Hub (2017), health education strategies are tailored to suit the target population. Considering the Point Mar Case Study, with the focus of this paper being to develop an effective health education strategy to address childhood obesity, with adult onset of type II diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2015), essential knowledge, enumerates the characteristics of an effective health education curriculum to include, dissemination of essential knowledge to shape the group
Each year, there are about 112,000 deaths from obesity that are preventable. In the past few decades, the number of cases of obesity has been on the rise in the United States. It has tripled among children and doubled among adults. In 1990, Connecticut’s obesity rate was at 10.4 percent. Then, in 2000, it was at 16.0 percent and currently it’s at 26.0 percent.
Thesis and Questions There are many primary causes of obesity in youth, but I argue the lack of physical activity and the abundance of unhealthy foods around our youth has caused obesity to grow locally. How can we, as Athletic Trainers, promote healthier eating to youth around North Carolina? In what ways can we get more youth to participate in physical activities on a regular
It is increasing in the United States rapidly. According to a study in the Parental Roles in the epidemic of childhood obesity, “The increase in childhood obesity is a relatively recent phenomenon in the United States, with dramatic changes occurring in the 1980s and 1990s, and a general plateauing of incidence from 1999 to 2010 but at dangerously high levels. ”(Moore 828). This reveals that obesity levels have swiftly started to increase since the early 1980’s. Some people believe that this recent increase in weight gain is associated with the expansion of fast and processed foods and drinks such as Coca cola.
“As of 2015, Arkansas was recognized as the most obese state in the nation,” (“Growing Healthy Communities”). Per, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as CDC, in their article “Childhood Obesity Facts,” almost everyone in five school age child in America, aged from six to nineteen, is reported as being obese. Obesity is the result of having too much body fat, while overweight is defined as having more body fat than normal for someone of a certain height (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). The CDC also states a few of the reasons for the increase in weight gain for children. With the growing obesity population, in Arkansas, the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention, or the ArCorp, has stepped in to help with their program Growing Healthy Communities.
The analysis had multiple stages which included: comparing the demographics, household, and community characteristics (population density), districts that were included in an earlier study on children who were overweight, and then model the relationship between children’s weight and school
The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and
Over the past generation obesity has become a major health issue. The term obesity is best describe as someone having a body mass index (BMI) equal to or above the 95th percentile. Within both genders of African American children and adolescent obesity has increased tremendously. Obesity can contribute too many chronic illnesses down the line if left untreated such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes (Coreil, 2009). Studies have reported that within low income communities 1 out of 3 children are considered as overweight or obese (Ogden et al., 2010).
Childhood Obesity, Nutrition and its Effects on the U.S School Nutrition and Food Service Programs By: Lisa Bullock Executive Summary: In 2010, The Healthy Hunger- Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was passed into legislation. The Let’s Move! Campaign, signed into law by President Barrack Obama, is dedicated to the reduction of childhood obesity within a generation, to increase the chances for the children to be able to live longer and healthier lives, and increase their chances to pursue their dreams (“Let’s Move!”, 2010). Childhood obesity has been on the rise throughout the pass decade.
Topic: Childhood Obesity General Purpose: To inform the audience about childhood obesity Specific Purpose: To shed light on the increasing rates and effects of childhood obesity. Introduction I. Attention-Getter A. 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds are obese (USA Today). B. About 34% of children 10-17 in the state South Carolina are obese making it the 13th most obese state in the nation (The State) II. In the future most us sitting in this room will probably have children and I don’t think you are going to want them have to struggle with the obesity problem. III.
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,
The Kids’ CAMPaign Against Childhood Obesity In November of 2015, the CDC released data from an alarming study of American children, in which they found that over 17 percent of children living in the the United States are considered obese (Ogden). According to CDC health and nutrition specialists, “the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries,” (Ogden). To help spread awareness, and eliminate childhood obesity, the Kid’s CAMPaign aims to organize a week-long camp