In “Fat Chance,” freelance writer Dorothy Nixon contemplates parental responsibility and our sedentary modern lifestyle by providing information on how childhood obesity is starting to become a big problem in North America. According to Nixon, kids are not devouring their food more; they are just lacking any physical activity. The childhood obesity epidemic is caused by children eating badly, not exercising, and by watching TV or playing video games. When Nixon claims that children lack self-esteem, they become overweight adults and will eventually develop health problems such as diabetes. Studies show that parents are responsible for their kids becoming obese.
Child obesity is rapidly growing. Obesity is not only a problem in itself, but it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Children as young as 5 years of age can have diabetes, or a deadly disease. The risk of having an obese child, is at all time high; J Nat, the lead researcher at Science, Biology Medical school says” 22 million children under the age of 5 are obese, and one in ten children is overweight.” (1). Parents should attack this issue by controlling how much their child consumes, making sure the child(ern) exercises.
As a Parent, it can tack $19,000 onto the total of raising each child. 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
Weight(kg) Height(m)2 Statistical analysis were modeled by scatter diagram. Three diagrams were plotted to show relationship between BMI (in kg/m2) and body fat ratio, WHR and body fat ratio, skin-fold thickness and body fat ratio. Through comparing the coefficient of determination (R2), index had the strongest link would present a largest number. (3) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Result Figure 1 show coefficient of determination (R2) between skin-fold thickness and Body fat ratio is 0.62.Figure 2 show coefficient of determination (R2) between BMI and Body fat ratio is 0.33. Figure 3 show coefficient of determination (R2) between WHR and Body fat ratio is 0.01.
Since environment has a huge impact on childhood obesity, most children who are overweight or obese usually have overweight parents, it is commonly accepted that parents have responsibilities to prevent their children away from unhealthy condition and exert control children’s behaviour to build a healthy diet. Although parents’ role is important, when we focus on the environment of our society today, the unhealthy food market is also a big risk for childhood obesity. However, marketing to children seems special because children may incapable to afford the price of products by themselves, in other world, they do not have rights to choose the food on the market sometimes. But build a right-based approach of marketing to children is crucial on
Studies show that children who spend two or more hours a day watching television, get less than sixty minutes of physical activity daily, and do not sleep the recommended hours per night are eight times more likely to suffer from obesity (Laurson, Lee, Gentile, Walsh, & Eisenmann, 2014). This shows correlation between physical inactivity and childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is such a growing problem because of the health consequences that follow this disease. Children who suffer from obesity have a greater chance of suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes use to be thought of as a condition that occurs in adulthood because it was only seen in adults until recently; however, with the growing number of children suffering from obesity, Type 2 Diabetes is seen in children as young as five years old (Sahoo et al., 2015).
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
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.
By having an ideal body weight they can gain confidence in themselves. According to Caro (2006 ) there are 3 factors that damage the health status, i.e. the amount of accumulated fat, fat dispersion in the body as well as the presence of other risk factors in a person. For a given conclusion through a d when not practicing healthy eating it is going to affect our health. However, obesity is not given appropriate attention also has to do with a variety of chronic diseases and risk factors cause various diseases between the diseases coronary heart (Mansor , Stamfer et al , (1987 ) hypertension, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer (Lee , Blain & Jackson , (1999).
Being obese or even just being unhealthy is linked to sickness and a lot of the times heart conditions. Imagine you as a child being obese, you would be putting your life in harm way and it could lead up to something very unwanted. The obesity of a child could take away confidence, which can lead to depression etc. In an article called “Childhood Obesity Facts” it stated “Children with obesity are bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers, and are more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression, and lower self esteem.” And yes the school can not be the only ones blamed for the obesity of children, because the kids only eat at least one and maybe two meals during school. However enforcing the habits of eating healthy at school they would then go home and take their “knowledge” with them.