Genesee Valley Health Partnership School Wellness Initiative & Wellness Resources
and not just obesity prevention!
Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. At present, approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese.
· Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance
· Type 2 diabetes
· High cholesterol levels
· Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver)
· Sleep apnea
· Menstrual abnormalities
· Impaired balance
· Orthopedic problems
nourished children are often tired, apathetic, and unable to concentrate. This also contributes to illness and absences.
· Low self-esteem
· Negative body image
· Negative stereotyping
· Teasing and bullying
· Social marginalization
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