Obesity in Young Children. By: Rachel De La Cruz. CHILDHOOD OBESITY . Subtitles Defining overweight and obesity in children Obesity in Low Income preschool- age children Causes and Consequences of Obesity CDC state based programs to prevent obesity
Obesity in Young Children
By: Rachel De La Cruz
Based on the 2000 CDC growth chart for the United States.
-Asthma is a disease that causes the airways to become narrow or blocked which can cause breathing difficulty.
-Hepatic Steatosis is the degeneration of the liver caused by high liver concentration
-Type 2 Diabetes is becoming more common in young children. Diabetes in young children can result in kidney failure and CVD complication.
-Sleep Opneais a sleep breathing disorder which includes loud snoring and labored breathing. During Sleep Opnea the oxygen levels drop.
-Psychological Risk include social discrimination, stress, low self esteem, and social stigmatization which can carry over into adulthood.
-Cardiovascular Disease Risk includes high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and abnormal glucose levels.
-70% of obese children had one form of CVD while 39% had tow or more risk factors.
Page(s): 52, Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child by Lynn R. Marotz, CengageLearning
-reduce television time
-physical activity on a regular bases
-school breakfast and lunch meet nutrition standards
-provide options of low in fat, calories, and added sugar
-provide quality daily activity for all children prekindergarten-grade 12