Childhood Obesity

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY:
PARENTS EDUCATION

by
Spencer Norman
Exercise Science, Spring 2013, Indiana State University

March 22, 2013

submitted to
Ms. Caitlin Stuckey, Instructor
English 305T – Technical Writing

written for
parents
FOREWORD
This paper is written to address the need for parents to understand how much they play a role in their children’s weight. The purpose is to bring to light the epidemic of childhood obesity and how this is only getting worse. Parents need to understand that they can change their child’s life by watching what they eat, planning physical activity, and taking care of themselves to be that role model to a healthy lifestyle.

I plan to be involved heavily in this field of physical fitness later on in my life; I’m concerned about the path that this world is headed down. Parents do not understand that they can affect their kids in a big way. I decided to research this topic because when I get into this field I plan on doing more research about this topic. Once parents understand how to set up a healthy lifestyle for their kids they can change this epidemic and can change how their children’s life for the long run.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD……………………………………………………………………………...………ii LIST OF FIGURES………………………………………………………………………..……..iv METHODS AND MATERIALS…………………………………………………………...…….v ABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………………………...vi INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………...1

Background……………………………………………………………………………….1
Problem…………………………………………………………………………………...1
Recommendation………………………………………………………………………....3
Economics………………………………………………………………………………..4 DISCUSSION…………………………………………………………………………………....5
Distribution……………………………………..………………………………………..5
Pamphlet…………………………………….…..……………………………………….6
Nutrition………………………………………………………………………....6
Physical activity………………………………………………………………....6 CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………………….7
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………...7
Recommendations…………………………………………………………………………8
Benefits……………………………………………………………………………………8
Future Developments……………………………………………………...........................9 REFERENCES…......... …………………………………………………………………………10

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: ………………………………………………………………………………….........2

METHODS AND MATERIALS
My research was mostly done through Internet searches. I performed multiple searches over the spring semester 2013. I used EBSCO host through the Indiana State Library, using search words as: “ childhood obesity, parents role in childhood obesity, history of childhood obesity, cost of fighting childhood obesity”. I was able to find multiple sources for each search that I conducted. I have read a book about the culture aspect of obesity, but I did not find it to be to helpful in my research. I have found on source to be extremely helpful during the course of writing this paper. The source was found on EBSCO host and is Physical Activity and Childhood Obesity: Strategies and Solutions for Schools and Parents by Gregory Green, Clarence Riley, and Brenda Hargrove. This journal focuses on the parents’ role in their children’s healthy lifestyle.

ABSTRACT
Parents need to understand that in order for their kids to live a healthy lifestyle, they need to be involved with nutrition, physical activity, and limiting sedentary lifestyle. This needs to start at the beginning when the child is born. Childhood obesity has been growing since the turn of the century. Parents do not see the kids as being overweight even though they are over weight. Parents can control their kids nutrient by coming up with a diet and allowing their kids to be involved with the selection. Parents also need to limit their kids in watching TV and playing video games, and get them active because schools don’t do enough physical fitness. They need to continue fitness when their kids get home. Hospitals...
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