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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity: African American Cooking May 28, 2011 Introduction Obesity is a disease that has beset the lives of so many people around the world for decades. It is considered the most essential health concerns today. The focus of obesity has since shifted to concentrate on the obesity in children. Childhood obesity is on the rise at an alarming rate, especially in African American communities. The commonness of obesity in African Americans children is remarkably higher that white...

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 Childhood Obesity The percentage of overweight children is growing rapidly in the United States. With one out of three children considered overweight or obese, childhood obesity needs to be paid attention to by people. Additionally, the health effects of childhood obesity cannot be ignored. For example, overweight children are likely to have more risks for different types of cancer, including cancer of the colon, kidney, cervix, endometrium, ovary and prostate, as well as other long-term effects...

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Causes of Childhood Obesity in Australia Introduction Childhood obesity is a major health issue in Australia. World Health Organization (WHO), 2009 has defined obesity as abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in the body that may impair health. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects the health and well-being of a child. The dietary intakes build up the unnecessary fat in child’s body that ultimately affects the overall health. Childhood obesity is a serious...

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Childhood obesity is a number one epidemic worldwide. “Childhood obesity rates rose in 35 States between 2003 and 2007, according to a national survey of kids ages 10 to 17”.(p4). We really need to find a way to prevent this issue from happening for the future kids in this world. No one person is the blame for this problem nevertheless everyone can have a hand in fixing this issue. For example, we can make children aware of the bad foods that are not healthy for them. Some children may...

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Childhood Obesity

Define and discuss the importance of your topic. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity has important consequences for health and wellbeing both during childhood and also in later adult life. The rising prevalence of childhood obesity poses a major public health challenge in both developed and developing countries by increasing the burden of...

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Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income families particularly in the United States. The socioeconomic status of these families contributes to the childhood obesity epidemic. Summary of Article 1 The article, “Beliefs about the Role of Parenting in Feeding and Childhood Obesity among Mothers of Lower Socioeconomic Status” is a study that was conducted by Alison Kalinowski...

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their children. But unfortunately, there are parents not as concerned as others. In the United States, there are many contributing factors, such as poor habits starting at home, lack of physical activity, and timeless TV or computer time, to childhood obesity that can cause future complications, such as diabetes, and other chronic diseases. However, parents are the principle reason for their child’s weight management troubles. No matter if it is drinking, eating, or physical activity, if parents don’t...

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

 Childhood Obesity Tara Wright ENG122 Matthew Fox July 23, 2012 Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a serious concern for youth today. Within the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than tripled. Four out of ten children are considered to be obese (Ogden CL 2010). Often when one sees overweight children, one will hear parents making excuses for why their child is overweight. For example one will hear a parent say “she is just big boned, or she will grow out of it, it’s just baby...

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Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is becoming a big problem in America. In my paper, I will discuss the many ways that parents and healthcare providers can prevent childhood obesity. I will also discuss the study and the research methods used to conduct this research. We will focus on children that are infants all the way to age 12. Childhood obesity is becoming a growing concern for both parents and pediatricians. There's an estimate of about 10% of the children that are from...

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Childhood Obesity Chimere Vicks ENG 122 Craig Smith January 01, 2013 Childhood Obesity The children of our future are facing a many challenges throughout their childhood, Childhood obesity is one of the challenges that has caught my interest. Children of different ages are facing this problem. Question is, what are we doing, as parents, to help prevent this problem? Children cannot buy their own food nor do they do not know how important it is to stay active. Parents have a responsibility...

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