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Preventing Childhood Obesity. Kim Gorman, MS, RD Anschutz Health and Wellness Center [email protected] Objectives. State the obesity statistics among youth State at least 4 of the AMA/CDC expert committee recommendations to prevent childhood obesity

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preventing childhood obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Kim Gorman, MS, RD

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

[email protected]

objectives
Objectives
  • State the obesity statistics among youth
  • State at least 4 of the AMA/CDC expert committee recommendations to prevent childhood obesity
  • Increase your awareness of factors that are often times less reported but essential
guidelines
Guidelines
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sporting event snacks
Sporting Event Snacks

485 calories

6 cal/oz

400 calories

12 cal/oz

250 calories

14-15 cal/oz

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Guidelines
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  • Last Names N-S Cannot Use Electronic Device
  • Last Names T-Z Cannot Use Right Hand
childhood youth obesity
Childhood/Youth Obesity

NHANES 2003 -2004 / 2007-2008

Prevalence overweight and obesity at 32%

(>85th%tile for BMI)

16.9 % of youth 2-19 years are obese

Healthy People 2010 goal was < 5%

healthy people 2020
Healthy People 2020
  • Reduce the proportion of youth ages 2-19 years that are obese by 10%

start: 16.1% goal: 14.5%

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NHANES: Prevalence of obesity among U.S. children and adolescents aged 2-19, for selected years

1971-1974 through 2007-2008

by Cynthia Ogden, Ph.D., and Margaret Carroll, M.S.P.H., Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

NOTE: Obesity defined as body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to sex- and age-specific 95th percentile from the 2000 CDC Growth Charts.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_07_08/obesity_child_07_08.htm

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Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Child/Adolescent Overweight and ObesityAMA /CDC Expert Committee

Assessment Recommendations:

BMI > 95th percentile is considered Obese

BMI > 85th but <95th percentile is considered Overweight

energy requirements
Energy Requirements

Source: 2005 US Dietary Guidelines

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Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Child/Adolescent Overweight and ObesityAMA/CDC Expert Committee (2005)

Prevention Recommendations:

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Eating breakfast daily
  • Limiting screen time to <2 hours/day for those over 2 years of age, and
  • NO TV if under 2 years of age
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http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/health_professionals/maps_youth.htmlhttp://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/health_professionals/maps_youth.html

ama cdc expert committee cont
AMA/CDC Expert Committee cont…

Prevention Recommendations:

  • Limit eating out at restaurants specifically “fast food” restaurants
  • Encourage family meals meaning parents and children
  • Limit portion sizes
  • Limit consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages***
national school lunch program
National School Lunch Program
  • National School Lunch Act 1946 by Harry Truman- To ensure kids receive adequate nutrition
  • NSLP includes 100,000 educational sites
  • NSLP feeds over 31 million kids daily
  • For complete presentation on Nutrition Standards and roll-out, visit:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/FinalRulePresentation2-2012.pdf

nslp standards for schools 2012
NSLP:Standards for Schools 2012
  • <10% saturated fat and 0 grams trans
  • Calorie ranges for lunch
    • Elementary 550-650 kcal
    • Middle School 600-700 kcal
    • High School 750-850 kcal
  • Protein (ounces), Vit A/Vit C/Iron-rich food offerings per weekly menu, and Calcium (skim/1%) targets
    • Analyzed weekly menu averages
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NSLP:Standards for Schools 2012
  • Sodium roll-out
    • SY 2013-2014: < 1230-1420mg
    • SY 2017-2018: < 935-1080mg
    • SY 2022-2023: < 640-740mg
  • Whole Grain Roll-out
    • 7/1/2012: at least half of grains must be whole grain
    • 7/1/2014: all grains must be whole grain rich
sample lunch menus
Sample Lunch Menus

Fresh Sliced Turkey Breast, Whole Wheat Bread, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Baked Chips, Whole Fresh Apple

Homemade Banana Bread, LF Cottage Cheese, Fresh Fruit Salad, Organic Baby Carrots, LF Ranch

BBQ Roasted Chicken or Tofu with Roll, Fresh Fruit & Salad Bar, LF or fat-free milk

ama cdc expert committee cont1
AMA/CDC Expert Committee cont…

Prevention Recommendations:

  • Promote moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least60 minutes each day

(60 minutes can be accumulated during the day)

preventing childhood obesity health in the balance food nutrition board institute of medicine
Preventing Childhood ObesityHealth in the BalanceFood/Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine

Major Conclusions and Findings:

Childhood obesity is a serious nationwide health problem requiring urgent attention and a population-based prevention approach

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Preventing Childhood ObesityHealth in the BalanceFood/Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine

Immediate Steps for Confronting the Epidemic:

1. Parents and Families:

  • Engage in and promote more healthful dietary intakes and active lifestyles (increased physical activity, reduced TV and other screen time and more healthy eating)
5 th gear kids mission
5th Gear Kids Mission

We will engage and empower 5th graders to make healthy decisions regarding food and physical activity through understanding energy balance.

This year, approximately 7200 5th graders in Cherry Creek School District and Aurora Public Schools will be taught “energy balance” skills in physical activity and nutrition

  • In science curriculum and PE class
  • School-to-home projects
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Preventing Childhood ObesityHealth in the BalanceFood/Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine

Immediate Steps for Confronting the Epidemic:

2. Industry and Media:

  • Develop healthier food and beverage product and packaging innovations
  • Expand consumer nutrition information
  • Provide clear and consistent media messages
efforts
Efforts
  • We Can! (2005)

NHLBI with NIDDKD

  • Play 60 (2007)

NFL campaign to get kids moving 60 minutes per day

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Clinton Foundation and AHA

  • Let’s Move! (Feb 2010)

Michelle Obama’s campaign

  • Kids Eat Right (Oct 2010)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Disney Anti-Obesity Initiative (2015)

Complete ban on all junk food ads on TV, websites, radio

shows that cater to children + revamp of park foods

Governing question: “Is this good for our kids?”

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