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Obesity

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Obesity
Veronica Ross
GEN 499
Instructor Hamlin
November 17, 2014

Obesity
Topic:
I have chosen the topic, obesity. “Obesity has been defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat occurring in children and people being more than 10 pounds over the weight for their height and body type” (The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011). I chose obesity because it has taken over a lot of our young children. Obesity in young children has become a big issue because children are not getting the proper nutrition they need. Parents, schools, and doctors have to be educated and prepared to help in ways which teach obesity to our children. Obesity has effected children physically and socially. That is why it is important to support and encourage children to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By becoming a teacher for PE classes in my future plans, I should know what causes childhood obesity and I should be able to come up with preventions to involve children in activities, help maintain a well balance diet, and making sure each parent knows the information as well. It relates to my future plans because I want to become a teacher; therefore, I will be a PE teacher. This way I can help children to prevent obesity. My peers thought I chose a great topic, my chose of scholarly sources were great, and they thought it would withhold my arguments. Thesis Statement:

Obesity is a wide spread epidemic. I will focus on the causes of obesity in young children, most are in fact preventable. Annotated Bibliography:
Nihiser, A., Merlo, C., Lee, S. (2014). “Preventing Obesity through School. Retrieved from Ashford Online Library website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1111/jlme.12106  Summary:

This article describes information from the Weight of the Nation 2012 Schools Track. It includes 16 presentations about obesity. They shared key information on preventing obesity in schools. It provides information at the Weight of Nation that help school practitioner access tools and strategies for obesity. It describes how children become obese and what parents should not give the children to eat. Children become obese through fast foods and junk food. The presentations had very significant information pertaining to obesity and the preventions of it. They were very informative and persuasive. . Families and schools are the two most important places in providing the foundation for those behaviors of obesity.

I plan to use this source because it will be very useful in the ways to prevent childhood obesity. I will use it to discuss how to go about preventing the disease.

Farley, T., Dowell, D. (2014). Preventing Childhood Obesity: What Are We Doing Right? Retrieved from Ashford University Library website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302015 

Summary:

After decades of increases, childhood obesity has declined in the past years in New York City, as family are being involved in the SNAP programs and WIC programs. There has been changes brought about schools, daycare facilities, and gym classes for children. The numbers has increased because there are so many children that are not physical active and are sitting home eating and playing games. There need to be a lot of physical exercising going on. Physical exercises need to be involved in children lives. The WIC program provide very healthy foods for children and the SNAP program are designed for parents to purchase healthy food for children to eat on a daily basis. I plan on using this source to gather information and gain great detail on my subject about how to use the SNAP program the correct way and feed your children the WIC you are provided. It gives children the proper nutrition.

Werner, D., Teufel, J., Holtgrave, P., Brown, S. (2014). Active Generations: An Intergenerational Approach to Preventing Childhood Obesity. Retrieved from Ashford University website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2012.00713.x Summary:

This article discusses how the programs help you and your child prevent obesity. It discusses the physical activities that are involved in keeping our children healthy. It also discuss the rates of the US of obesity. Obesity plays a big role in our society especially dealing with children. Children should be introduced to fruits and veggies instead of handing out junk food. Children health should be important to their parents. If the children become involved in this program it will help the obesity rate to go down. Rates has increased tremendously with children lately because there are parents that are treating their children to fast food instead of healthy food at home. I plan on using this source to introduce the Active Generation Program to parents to help prevent obesity in children and parents. Fowler-Brown, A., M.D., & Kahwati, L. C., M.D. (2004, June 1). Prevention and Treatment of Overweight in Children and Adolescents. In American family physician. Retrieved from American Academy of Family Physicians website: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2591.html

Summary:
Overweight in childhood and adolescence is an important health issue because of its steady increasing. There has been recent studies that shows the estimation of 15 percent of children in the United States are at risk for overweight, and an additional 15 percent are overweight. There are predictors of overweight include age, sex, race/ethnicity, and parental weight status. School-based prevention programs are not succeeding in reducing the prevalence of obesity. The programs seem not to be helping children or adults because they are still going home eating unhealthy and not watching their weight. You have some programs that are helpful and some not. Overweight is overcoming children and adolescents in the society. -This source will help me to create a chart on obesity and how the rates increase and decrease. It will also help to provide information on how school based programs are not succeeding.

Leading by Example. (2010). Kids health. Retrieved from The Nemours Foundation website: http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/overweight_obesity.html

Summary:
This article describe how children go without exercising and they are always watching TV and playing the game. Children does everything except exercising. Exercising is very important in children lives but parents seem to let them think different. Healthy eating is important as well. Preparing healthy food and snacks are help preventing obesity. Obesity is like a monster that is taking control of children. Instead of physical exercising there are relaxation and game time. Children are relaxing laying watching TV while eating unhealthy snacks.

-I found this source to be very interesting and helpful. It shared a lot of great facts about childhood obesity and how children follow the lead of others. These are things that will fit great into my paper.

In conclusion, I think the sources that I am using for obesity will be great. The sources explains the rates of obesity, how obesity is taking over children and adults, and how programs are trying to help children and their parents. Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity is much different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight comes from bone, muscle, fat, and body water. Obesity mostly occurs when you eat more calories than you use to. Calories are different when they are in and out. Obesity can occur when you over eat, lack of physical exercising and eating high fat foods. Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you try to lose 5 to 10 percent of the weight slowly. Do not try to lose weight so fast. You do not want to harm or hurt your body. For example, if you are 200 lbs, you will try to lose 20 percent of the fat. Obesity causes a lot of health problems that causes you to stress, start under-age drinking and body become unhealthy. To prevent this please eat right and start looking at the Nutrition Facts on your foods.

References
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryVol. 53 Iss. 11, November 2014

Farley, T., Dowell, D. (2014). Preventing Childhood Obesity: What Are We Doing Right? Retrieved from Ashford University Library website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302015 

Fowler-Brown, A., M.D., & Kahwati, L. C., M.D. (2004, June 1). Prevention and Treatment of Overweight in Children and Adolescents. In American family physician. Retrieved from American Academy of Family Physicians website: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2591.html

Leading by Example. (2010). Kids health. Retrieved from The Nemours Foundation website: http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/overweight_obesity.html

Nihiser, A., Merlo, C., Lee, S. (2014). “Preventing Obesity through School. Retrieved from Ashford Online Library website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1111/jlme.12106 

Werner, D., Teufel, J., Holtgrave, P., Brown, S. (2014). Active Generations: An Intergenerational Approach to Preventing Childhood Obesity. Retrieved from Ashford University website http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2012.00713.x

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