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...Child obesity Child obesity has been one of the most serious social problems facing the current world. It is a serious and chronic problem which has serious consequences for individuals and society at large; it is associated with many risk factors that are related to heart diseases and elevated insulin levels (Bateson, 2005). Obesity in children occurs as a result of many factors, including genetic factors and environmental factors. The common environmental factors include insufficient expenditure of calorie through exercising, fast food diet, excessive snacking and family behaviors. It is clear that,...
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...Child Obesity. Articles Overview Introduction Child obesity has grown into a very seriousproblem. The statistics showed that thirty years ago two times fewer children had this problem in comparison with today’s data. This fact considerably increased the interest of scholars to the given problem. Obesity among children negatively influences their physical and mental health. In order to find the methods to fight obesity, it is important to determine the main factors that influence its level. The given paper presents the overview of three articles, in which the authors considered different sides of the problem with one main purpose that is to find the ways to decrease the level of obesity among...
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...CHILD OBESITY here] of [Due paper] Child Obesity Obesity in children is one of most serious issues in the present world related to children’s wellbeing (Brandon, 2010). Childhood obesity is one of most critical childhood diseases that adversely affect the mental and physical health of children, as well as their level of self-confidence. This medical condition puts an unpleasant impact on the confidence and efficiency levels of children who are fat as compared to other children of their age group. If we talk about the main causes of childhood obesity, we can say that two causes dominate all other factors. Those factors include lack of physical exercises and lack of balanced diet. According... ...
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...obese and 19-2. Reduce the proportions of adults who are obese (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), n.d.). The current research would initially define the scope and nature of the problem, the specific claim and justification of the claim, prior to delving into the method of data collection and a presentation of the research findings. In this regard, the paper aims to proffer a discussion of pertinent issues relating to changes in lifestyle due to technological advancements and how it has contributed in the spread of child obesity. Scope and Nature of the Problem Obesity in childhood, teenage and adults is considered an epidemic in the United States... ? Research on Childhood Obesity...
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Child Obesity
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...Child Obesity Introduction Obesity refers to an excess amount of fats in the body. There is no general definition of the minimum fat levels in children and teenagers considered as obese unlike adults. Definitions have ranged from guidelines based on Body Mass Index (BMI) values that are adjusted for age and sex while others define child obesity as a body weight 20% higher than the healthy weight range for a child of that height. The United States obesity rate for children between the ages of 6-11 years has increased rapidly since the early 1990s. Indeed,...
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...obese and 19-2. Reduce the proportions of adults who are obese (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), n.d.). The current research would initially define the scope and nature of the problem, the specific claim and justification of the claim, prior to delving into the method of data collection and a presentation of the research findings. In this regard, the paper aims to proffer a discussion of pertinent issues relating to changes in lifestyle due to technological advancements and how it has contributed in the spread of child obesity. Scope and Nature of the Problem Obesity in childhood, teenage and adults is considered an epidemic in the United States... ? Research on Childhood Obesity...
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Child Obesity
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...Child Obesity The growth and development of a child is divided in stages which are accompanied by changes. Stages of childhood include; infancy, toddler hood, pre-school, middle childhood and adolescence. In every stage, a child develops physically and emotionally. During this time, a parent should be careful with a child to ensure healthy growth. If a child is not well taken care of, a child is prone to develop negative traits that affect adulthood. There are numerous health issues that affect children in America. However, obesity outranks all of them,...
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Preliminary Research Essay on Child Obesity
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...Child Obesity is a growing concern for parents around the world and this is the topic I have chosen for my paper. Child Obesity is considered a disease which is prevailing at a rapid rate around the world. In America alone, almost one third of the children are suffering from obesity (Overweight in Children , 2011). Child obesity is a very serious concern as it makes the individual more vulnerable to elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes and many other diseases. Child obesity can have long lasting implications on the child...
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What Should Be Done about Child Obesity
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...child obesity and sometimes...  WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT CHILD OBESTIY One of the challenges of globalization is the deterioration of good health; technology is gradually substituting our natural requirements for living a healthy life. It’s alarming that today mothers choose formulas to feed their children as early as possible this is due to their fears of losing their shape or avoiding flabby breast. However the side effects of their decision is undermined as a result of poor health education and orientation. A lot of nursing mothers believe that formulas have the same effect as natural breast milk and even more convenient. This is not just false but wrong and the pharmaceutical companies are making ...
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What should be done about Child Obesity
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...Child Obesity Problem Following the American Psychological Association Guidelines Name The problem of child obesity has gained particular attention over last decades, as the quantity of obesity in children has doubled over last 30 years. According to Krebs et al. (2007), overweight can be interpreted as abnormal weight from muscles, fat, and bones taking into account height index, while obesity means having redundant quantity of fat in organism. Typically, obesity and overweight in adults are measured with a help of body mass index (BMI), It is generally considered that...
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An emerging health problem today child obesity
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...child obesity The essay to be reviewed by this paper discussed an emerging health problem today – that of child obesity. Specifically, the author emphasized on the debate in regard to who is to blame for the dilemma and that his hypothesis is that parents are mainly responsible. He presented this against the argument that advertising is the main culprit for children gaining so unhealthy weight. What makes the essay important for most people is that it touches on an unpopular standpoint by downplaying the role of the usual suspect in the obesity problem – the media - by stressing the complicity of the parents straight on. I believe that this is a very sensible... An emerging health problem today – child...
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The correlation between race and child obesity
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...obesity among children. The aim of this paper is to compare two articles discussing the research about the role of racial background in the development of obesity among children. The validity of the information in an article depends not only on the credentials of the author but also on the efforts taken by the author to reach the depth of the topic discussed. The two articles that are included in the study are: 1) “Racial and Ethnic Differentials in Overweight and Obesity Among 3-Year-Old Children” by Kimbro, Brooks-Gunn and McLanahan and, 2) “UCSF study finds racial gaps in child obesity” by Allday... Obesity: Result Of Cultural Beliefs of the of the Institute Introduction Obesity in children has become ...
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Why is child obesity on the rise
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...child obesity on the rise 0 Introduction Child obesity is a medical condition that affects children.According to Caspar (2010), obesity is a medical condition where a child’s body mass index (BMI) is 30kg/m2 and above. It is characterized by excessive body fats which poses great health and economic risks. BMI is a measurement that compares a person’s weight and height. Children suffering from obesity experience medical and psychological effects. Children suffering from obesity are more likely to suffer from type II diabetes, heart diseases, sleep apnea, pancreatic complications, asthma and liver problems. Obese children may suffer from depression, low self... ?Table of Contents Table of Contents Why is...
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The Relative Effectiveness Of Child Obesity Prevention Programs
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...CHILD OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMS Dissertation Proposal Presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in The Department of Public Policy and Foreign Affairs July 2011 ACRONYMS BMI ---------- Body Mass Index CATCH ----- Coordinated Approach to Child Health CLOCC ----- Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children CVD ---------- Cardiovascular Disease CER ----------- Cost Effective Ratios NHANES ---- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHIS --------- National Health Interview Survey QALY -------- Quality Adjusted Life Years TEA ---------- Texas Education Agency WAY... obesity is...
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Who's to blame for child obesity in the united states
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...child obesity in the United s. School: The lifestyle of a child is largely influenced byfamily behavior and social circle. Disordered eating behavior and sedentary lifestyle are major causes of childhood obesity. The family setting is the most influential cause of childhood obesity in the United States. The family of a child plays a fundamental role in the development of eating pattern and physical activity of a child. If various amendments can be brought in the family setting, the US residents can combat against morbidity and mortality posed by childhood obesity. Who is to blame for child obesity in the United States. 22 million children are overweight worldwide. In the United... ? Who is to blame for...
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Factors affecting child obesity and ways to prevent it
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...Obesity Introduction Childhood obesity is a major health concern for the whole world. It poses a serious warning to the nation’s health. Many studies have indicated that the obesity among children of various ages has increased dramatically than they were generations ago. Child obesity has lead to huge publicity due to which the health specialists of various nations are focus on framing strategies and solutions for reducing the prevalence of obesity among children (Green, Hargrove & Riley, n.d., p. 1). Commons Health Committee is enquiring on the obesity in UK, which is the growing problem. A most recent study done in the year 2001 suggested that about 8.5% of the 6 years old children... ?Childhood...
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Combating Child Obesity with State of the Art Playground Equipment
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...Child Obesity with of the Art Playground Equipment A Proposal prepared by The Parent-Teacher Association for the Board of Directorsof Romar Academy Student’s name Professor’s name Course Title Date Transmittal Page This proposal has been prepared by the members of the Parent-Teacher Association for the Board of Directors of Romar Academy concerning the construction of a preschool playground which is believed to be a vital part of the school. With the growing concerns of childhood obesity, playgrounds are becoming a commonly used intervention strategy in its reduction or prevention. In view of this, the PTA recommends to the board a new state of the art playground for Romar Academy... ? Combating Child...
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Critical issue in global health. Effects of Globalization : Child Obesity in Mexico
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...child obesity Obesity is a whereby there is an excessive fat in the human body, and this makes it a complex disease (Brewis, 2011). Having a lot of body fat makes a person become overweight. An individual with this kind of disorder is at a high risk of developing health issues for instance diseases that are related with the heart, diabetes or high blood pressure diseases (Mexico’s Growing Childhood Obesity Challenge, 2012). For a long time, US has been the leading case of obesity in the world. However, a UN report in 2013 stated that Mexico has surpassed the US cases. The main reasons are the availability of numerous calories-rich foods in Mexico and the high levels... of illiteracy (Mexico...
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Child Obesity, plaguing the nation for our next generation: an in-depth study
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...Child Obesity, plaguing the nation for our next generation: an in-depth study Mario Michael Child obesity is one of the major problems that continue to plague the nation even as American society progresses to 21st century. Much focus is devoted towards addressing the issue that has clearly devastated the young generation in America. Obesity much like other diseases is associated with important risk factors such as heart disease, heart stroke, and even cancer. Many elements contribute to obesity, which is why it is important to address these issues. All the factors were comprehensively studied in order to gain a better understanding of this problem. This paper will seek to address the problem...
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Child Obesity, plaguing the nation for the future America: an in-depth study
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...Child Obesity, plaguing the nation for the future America: an in-depth study Jonathan Obesity, like other health- related behaviors is one of the chief causes for disability (Hill 5). It is associated with heart disease, heart stroke, high blood pressure, and even cancer. (Seiders). Undoubtedly, childhood obesity is in rise throughout the United States as approximately 9 million of children in the US are obese or overweight (“Get America fit.”) Children in this current generation has a shorter life expectancy due to high rates of obesity as opposed to children 2 decades ago (Hill, 25)...
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HOW FAST FOOD IN AMERICA EFFECTS THE GROWTH OF CHILD OBESITY
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...Obesity and the Fast Food Connection Due Introduction When people seea highly overweight, or obese, person there are many things that occur to these spectators, many of which are not pleasant and much more may not be true. The person they see must be lazy. The person they see must eat like a “pig.” This person is tremendously unhealthy. If they cared about themselves they would change their size. When the obese individual is a child, then the negative reactions of others have can be far worse; other children can be the most unkind. Such overweight and obese children are, often, the recipients of consistent harassment, cruel taunts, and likely, bullying... . Unfortunately, the number of...
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Child and Adult Obesity
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...Child and Adult Obesity In the past few decades, the world experienced a drastic change in life style due to globalization. The tremendous development in the field of science and technology has completely altered the way humans eat, work, communicate and travel. In the name of a more luxurious and comfortable life, human beings have reduced physical activity and subjugated themselves to machines. The degrading environmental factor also plays a significant role in determining our health status and affects our choice of nutritious diets. It may not be over exaggerating to call the contemporary human civilization as the laziest of all with a diet intake,...
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Child hood obesity
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...OBESITY Childhood Obesity of Institute Author Note Intervention Program One of the intervention programs implemented in Cincinnati, located in Ohio, is the ‘Childhood Obesity Bill’. Ohio took an imperative step in the fight against childhood obesity when the state Senate approved its type of the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children rule. The bill, as planned, would necessitate schools to offer more nutritious food choices, to quantify students’ body-mass index, and to deliver 30 minutes of physical exertion each day. The version that was approved May 18 by the Senate comprises these elements, but permits schools fronting budget woes to apply for abdications. Child obesity... Running Head: CHILDHOOD...
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Child Health Care Practices: Childhood Obesity
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...child Health Care Practices Childhood Obesity Contents Contents 2 Introduction 3 Body 4 Obesity Causes and Useful Recommendations 4 Impact of Childhood Obesity Syndrome on the Families and Society 4 Obesity and Policy Considerations 7 Obesity and Current Nursing Parameters 9 Conclusion 10 References 12 Introduction Obesity is observed to be a growing menace in the lives of children all over the world. Pereira (2009) et al. observes that the intensity of growth of the disease spread in such a manner that during the period of 2005 marked it as a growing epidemic. It is found that during the period ranging... from 1989 to 1998 the rate of growth of obesity in United Kingdom...
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Child and Adolescent Obesity
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...Child and Adolescent Obesity: Causes and Consequences, Prevention and Management. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2002 The authors have split the book into three parts as causes, consequences, and prevention and management. Within each section, the authors investigate into the increasing childhood obesity in United States. The examination into the causes for childhood obesity reveals over nutrition, lack of physical activities and psychological factors concerning obesity. They say: Energy expenditure in physical activity has been decreasing steadily over many years. Children and adults move less and less. Television... BOOKS Burniat, Walter, Cole, Tim, Lissau, Inge, and Elizabeth Poskitt....
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Describe how nurses can become more broadly involved with influencing health policy related to this childhood obesity. Include resources available in child hood obesity
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...obesity. Include resources available in child hood obesity. As a professional in health care and medical field, a nurse has much obligation to look after the health and well-being of an individual. As a health care professional, a nurse can contribute largely to the health policy of a country. A health policy related to child obesity is crucial and need large assistance from medical professionals to formulate it. According to (ANA,2010) “There are approximately 13 million obese children in the United States, and the rate of childhood obesity has risen significantly from 14.8% in 2003... Topic:  Describe how nurses can become more broadly involved with influencing health policy related to this childhood...
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An Exploration of Childhood Obesity and Child Protection
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...Child Protection Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 2 2.Introduction 2 3.Literature Review 3 4.Study of Causes for Childhood Obesity 3 5.Obesity Prevention 4 6.Methodology 5 7.Explanation of the appropriateness of the approach 5 8.Research Questions 6 9.Conclusion 6 10.Bibliography 8 1. Abstract Obesity has emerged as a major health concern throughout the world in the recent times. One key area of concern remains obesity among children which is largely blamed on their erratic lifestyles and nutritional habits. An advanced research demonstrates that obese children are more prone to a number of grave healthiness problems which are typically anticipated... An investigation of Childhood heaviness and...
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Child hood obesity in elementary school age
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...Obesity in Elementary School Age CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE Childhood obesity has greatly increased over the years and this rise has resulted due to many reasons. This includes an increase in unhealthy eating patterns and a decrease in the physical activity of the children. The rise in obesity has raised many alarms owing to the negative impact on the health of the individual. Obesity leads to life hampering pathologies which include diabetes mellitus type two, hypertension as well as cardiovascular and renal diseases. These diseases can be prevented if the issue of obesity is effectively handled by the collaborative efforts of the state, the media as well... as the...
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Healthy eating, activity and obesity prevention: a qualitative study of parent and child perceptions in Saudi Arabia in Jeddah C
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...Obesity Prevention: A Qualitative Study of Parent and Child Perceptions in Saudi Arabia in Jeddah April 2011 Background There are several reasons why people should eat healthy foods. Such foods; Accord one a healthier and happy life; Keeps many illnesses at bay; and Improve on the quality of work, sleep and reasoning capabilities. Getting the right quantities of vitamins, proteins, minerals, carbohydrates and getting the right types of sugars and fats ensures a healthy living. Eating habits are dependent on the kind of life one has. Busy life tempts one to consume snacks which have high contents of fats and sugars. Although they give energy boost in short... ? Proposal On Healthy Eating, Activity and...
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Childhood Obesity
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...Child Obesity Over the last two decades, there has been a precipitous rise in child obesity raising serious health concerns, particularly in the upper socio-economic strata. Obesity is now being considered as one of the major risk factors associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. Obesity is determined by using a measure called Body Mass Index (BMI). According to World Health Organization, “a BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obesity”. Globally, around 35 million children in developing countries and 8...
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Childhood Obesity in London
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...Obesity in London Introduction The increasing prevalence of child obesity has become a serious health issue in the United Kingdom. The country’s health sector is struggling to address the issues associated with unhealthy diet practices and lifestyle habits. The increasing rate of this disorder costs huge amounts in healthcare spending. Empirical evidences suggest that obese children are more likely to become obese adults and this feature adds to the severity of this disorder. Studies reveal that obese children are affected by a range of emotional as well as psychological problems. In addition, child obesity tends to develop life threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes... Childhood...
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...obesity through the development of media products that encourage physical, activity and healthful eating behaviours” (Keller, 2008, p.161). Analyzing the reasons for obesity, one can identify some other reasons also. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in their online article entitled, Obesity in Children and Teens makes a clear assessment about the causes of obesity. The Academy finds that the “causes of obesity are complex and include genetic, biological, behavioral and cultural factors” (American Academy 1). This proposes the view that one may acquire... ?Obesity Introduction Modern scientific studies identify the alarming fact that the average life span of man comparing with past...
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Obesity
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...obese with a BMI crossing 30 (Grossman, 2004). Works Cited Butcher, Kristin F. Childhood Obesity: Trends and Potential Causes. The Future of Children, 16, 2006 Caprio, Sonia. Treating Child Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions. The Future of Children, 16, 2006 Grossman, Michael. The Economics of Obesity. Public Interest, 2004 Sandman, Nirit. Fighting Childhood Obesity through Performance-Based Regulation of the Food Industry. Duke Law Journal, 56, 2007 Wright, Jan. The Obesity Epidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology. Routledge, 2004... ? HPE14 Section Obesity Dr. Stephen Nathanson Obesity is such an epidemic which has engulfed the entire world for many decades. Obesity increases the chances of many ...
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Childhood obesity
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...Obesity Scope and nature of the problem Children suffering from obesity have excess fats in their bodies that negatively affect their wellbeing or health. In extreme cases, it may also hinder with the flexibility of the child thus limiting their interaction with other children. More so, it increases their chances of developing heart diseases, high blood pressure, sleep problems and diabetes, and becoming obese in adulthood. This research will explore obesity among persons aged 18 years and below by looking at its various causes. Specific claim on childhood obesity Currently, there is a claim that the main cause of child obesity is physical inactivity. Proponents of this claim state... Childhood Obesity ...
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Obesity
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...CHILD OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMS Dissertation Proposal Presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in The Department of Public Policy and Foreign Affairs July 2011 ACRONYMS BMI ---------- Body Mass Index CATCH ----- Coordinated Approach to Child Health CLOCC ----- Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children CVD ---------- Cardiovascular Disease CER ----------- Cost Effective Ratios NHANES ---- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHIS --------- National Health Interview Survey QALY -------- Quality Adjusted Life Years TEA ---------- Texas Education Agency WAY... obesity is...
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Food and childhood obesity
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...CHILD OBESITY It has been examined by many renowned researchers that there is a close link between obesity and fast food. Many researches have been conducted through out the world by different organizations which came with similar conclusions that fast food and obesity are inter-linked with each other and continuous consumption of fast food could give rise to many diseases with its adverse effects on overall health in the long-run. Fast foods contain high calories, fats and carbohydrates that can cause obesity and other unhealthy symptoms on overall health. There is a need to create awareness in the minds of people that they should know about what they are consuming... an extra weight and how...
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The current status of childhood obesity on measured outcomes
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...Obesity Child obesity has seen a sharp increase especially for the teenagers. Research has indicated that child school type, national school lunch program and even school breakfast program play a part in increasing the child obesity. Other factors that may lead the child to be obese include lack of participation in sports activity, social demographics and other household factors. As per the statistics that were obtained in 2006, obese children stand at 17.6% although the number has currently gone higher with the increasing consumption of fast foods and junk foods that have a lot of calories (Hooker, 2009). A child who attends a public school and is eligible for national... Current Status of Childhood...
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Childhood Obesity in America
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...Obesity in America Childhood obesity has emerged as emerged as a major issue that is swallowing the well-being of the majority of the children in the present epoch. It has taken the shape of an epidemic in the United States. Reports state that 16.3% of children belonging to the age group of 2-19 years are obese (Child Obesity In America). Obesity shatters the self-esteem of the child and brings depression in the child. It is therefore compulsory to adopt good and healthy lifestyle rather than feeling depressed and develop eating disorder. Childhood Obesity in America Introduction Obesity in US has emerged as a major issue, health professionals have categorized it as a national epidemic... ? Childhood...
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Fast food and childhood obesity
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...CHILD OBESITY It has been examined by many renowned researchers that there is a close link between obesity and fast food. Many researches have been conducted through out the world by different organizations which came with similar conclusions that fast food and obesity are inter-linked with each other and continuous consumption of fast food could give rise to many diseases with its adverse effects on overall health in the long-run. Fast foods contain high calories, fats and carbohydrates that can cause obesity and other unhealthy symptoms on overall health. There is a need to create awareness in the minds of people that they should know about what they are consuming and what is the real... FAST FOOD AND...
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Are childhood obesity and test scores related
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...Child Obesity and Test Scores related AnAssignment Submitted for HPE 508 Research in Health and Physical Education Professor: Dr. Glaucio Scremin by YOUR NAME Table of Contents Introduction 3 Basic Background 3 Statement of the Problem 5 Research Hypotheses 5 Operational Definitions 6 Limitations 7 Significance of the Study 7 Literature Review 8 Key Considerations for Child Obesity 8 Obesity and Academic Connection 10 Economic Consequences of child obesity and its potential influence on test scores 11 Possibility of Reverse Correlation 12 Child Obesity Medication for Academic Performance 13 Summary 14... Jacksonville Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Are...
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Corporate Responsibility for Childhood Obesity
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...obesity is due ro fast food firms spending millions of dollars on product marketing but little consideration of their customers’ health. These companies normally target children because they are their main clients (Linn & Novosat 133 Apart from comparing the two articles, the essay will also state both their central and supporting arguments. Zinczenko says the reason he grew fat was because of his lunch and dinner always, which came from food shops such as McDonalds, Pizza hut or Taco bell. He says that this has never changed and in fact the stores have doubled (Zinczenko). He further says child obesity is the main contributor of the...
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Childhood obesity
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...Child Obesity Major health issue of child obesity Obesity is a condition in which the body accumulates excess fat. Although obesity is associated with weighty issues, it does not necessary mean that overweight is exactly obesity. Obesity is normally associated with adverse health effects and problems, which adequately reduce life expectancy. Obese people are more vulnerable to diseases like heart complications, diabetes, certain cancer types and osteoarthritis. Obese conditions are mostly as a result of excessive food intakes accompanied with lack of physical activities which break down the excess fats. Some are attributed to genetic susceptibility but these are least common... Major Health Issues of...
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Obesity
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...Obesity Article Citation Bassi, Daniele. "From Child Hunger to Obesity: Brazils New Health Scourge |Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian." The Guardian. The Guardian, 19 May 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. Link: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/may/19/brazil-obesity-nutrition-malnutrition Introduction Obesity has become an issue of concern all over the world. According to a report by the WHO, over 2.1 billion people suffer from obesity. This is a big percentage considering that in the year 1990 there were only 857 million people globally suffering from obesity. The number of obese poor children in Brazil is alarming... level is very high....
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Childhood Obesity. What still needs to be done to fix the problem
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...obesity despite the various efforts put in this regard till date. Medical journals and other healthcare surveys have repeatedly mentioned child obesity as one of the most life threatening disorders in the United States, notably in the state of Mississippi. I would like to point out certain important aspects of the issue based on the most recent statistics and research. The Issue Child obesity is assessed... ?Sharkey, Ave Clarksdale Coahoma Dec 05, Cochran, Thad The Senator, Mississippi 113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Dear Mr. Thad, This is to bring to your kind attention that children in many of our schools are still lacking the benefits of governmental policies on childhood...
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Childhood Obesity
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...Obesity Reports illustrate that around 7 million American children and teenagers are supposed to have elevated cholesterol concentrations. If LDL concentration rises at young age and when these kids grow as adults they are bound to have prominent LDL cholesterol intensities. Such overweight kids are likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes, these diseases are otherwise associated with adults in their middle-age. A drastic rise in type 2 diabetes have been reported by pediatricians among the children and adolescents (Web: Child Obesity In America... ? Childhood Obesity Introduction Obesity is coming up as an issue that is engulfing the well-being of individuals in the present era, as it...
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...Obesity Childhood Obesity Study and Background The research article tries to investigate on the association between several risk factors and childhood obesity risk. Some of these factors include the parental obesity and the socio-economic status of the families. It is believed that having an overweight parent doubles the risk of childhood obesity while obesity in both parents increases the risk of child obesity further. Socio-economic status of the family increases the child obesity risks further due to the behaviors and lifestyles involved (Perry et.al, 2012). With the rising prevalence of child obesity of the age of 9 years across the globe, it is important for researchers to understand... ? Childhood...
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Review on Childhood Obesity
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...Child Obesity: A Review of Literature According to a worldwide study (Tanios, 2000), obesity, as a major health problem, is fast becoming a worldwide epidemic that is shaking the very structure of societies. However, unlike other diseases where symptoms can be systematically detected and causes are identifiable, obesity is far more complex disease. Obesity is not a simple case of lack of control, poor eating habits or lack of physical activity. Nor is it a simple case of heritability. Unfortunately, because the underlying causes for the disease are poorly understood, an effective treatment to cure the...
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Childhood Obesity
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...Obesity Childhood obesity has emerged as a major issue that is swallowing the well-being of the majority of the children of the present epoch. It has taken the shape of an epidemic in the United States. Reports state that 16.3% of children belonging to the age group of 2-19 years are obese (Web: Child Obesity In America). Obesity shatters the self-esteem of the child and brings depression in the child. It is therefore compulsory to adopt good and healthy lifestyle rather than feeling depressed and develop eating disorder. Obesity in US has emerged as a major issue, health professionals have categorized it as a national epidemic. The number of cases in past three decades have raised... ? Childhood Obesity ...
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Obesity
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...Obesity. Obesity, 16(2), 318-326. Melendez, G. (2011). Introduction: The First Forum on Child Obesity Interventions. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal, 2(2), 157S-158S. Pietiläinen, K. H., Kaprio, J., Borg, P., Plasqui, G., Yki‐Järvinen, H., Kujala, U. M., ... & Rissanen, A. (2012). Physical inactivity and obesity: a vicious circle. Obesity, 16(2), 409- 414.... Analysis of a Statistical Obesity Study Here Here Here Here Analysis of a Statistical Obesity Study Obesity is a serious problem in Western society (Pietiläinen et al., 2012). A variety of factors have contributed to the rise of weight gain, including the...
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Childhood Obesity
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...Obesity Beverly A. Powell Eng 122 English Composition 11 Dr AnneMarie Hamlin November 5, Childhood Obesity Scope and nature of the problem Children suffering from obesity have excess fats in their bodies that negatively affect their wellbeing or health. In extreme cases, it may also hinder with the flexibility of the child thus limiting their interaction with other children. More so, it increases their chances of developing heart diseases, high blood pressure, sleep problems and diabetes, and becoming obese in adulthood. This research will explore obesity among persons aged 18 years and below by looking at its various causes. Specific claim on childhood obesity Currently, there is a claim... ? Childhood...
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