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Obesity in Children: G.O.A.L Name Institution Date Obesity in Children: G.O.A.L It has been estimated that one in every three American children is either overweight or obese. It is sad that obesity is the easiest health problem to detect. Ironically, it is the hardest to eliminate…
More than 16% of the children in the United States are considered obese (Friis and Sellers, 2009). On the other hand, 15% of the children in Monore county are obese or overweight. Since children grow at rates that are different, it is sometimes difficult to tell whether a child is overweight or obese. Only when a child’s weight is 10% higher than recommended can is considered obese. Before determining whether one is obese, the doctor takes factors like height and body type in consideration first. Obesity usually begins at the age of 5 or 6 or at times during adolescence. Unhealthy weight gain caused by lack of exercise and poor diet. Obesity causes other health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, and raised levels of cholesterol as well as type-2 diabetes ((Waters et al., 2011). Additionally, the psychological effects far outweigh the physical effects. Low self esteem, depression as well as negative self image are some of the worst effects of obesity in children. Excess weight in childhood has been linked with early deaths in their adulthood. The Goals and Objectives The Get On Board Active Living (G.O.A.L) project aimed at reducing obesity among children and shall be implemented in the Monroe County. Friis and Sellers (2009) identify overeating, genetics and lack of exercise as the three main causes of obesity among children. ...
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