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THE ROAD TO CURBING OBESITY AMONGST CHILDREN AND STEPS TO TAKE IN GOING ABOUT IT !!! . UCHECHUKWU PROTASE NNAJI Dr. Thron, Raymond Walden University Aspects of Environmental Health: Local to Global (PUBH - 6165 - 3) Summer Qtr. August 11 th , 2013. WHAT IS Obesity .

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the road to curbing obesity amongst children and steps to take in going about it
THE ROAD TO CURBING OBESITY AMONGST CHILDREN AND STEPS TO TAKE IN GOING ABOUT IT!!!

UCHECHUKWU PROTASE NNAJI

Dr. Thron, Raymond

Walden University

Aspects of Environmental Health: Local to Global (PUBH - 6165 - 3) Summer Qtr.

August 11th, 2013

what is obesity
WHAT IS Obesity
  • Obesity is a dramatically increasing problem in the United States. In fact, data collected in early 2010 showed that more than 23 million U.S. children and teenagers in the age range of 2-19 years old were obese or overweight – a fourfold increase in the last few year” (Moeller, 2011)
what causes obesity in children
What Causes OBESITY in Children
  • Changes in environment
  • Depression
  • Genetic Makeup – Family Lineage – Background
  • In some schools, removal of gym, recess, and, recreation that keeps the body in motion
what causes obesity in children continuation
What Causes OBESITY in Children CONTINUATION
  • Lack of healthy foods to be obtained (Poor Diet) = Unhealthy eating lifestyle
  • Lack of Physical Exercise at an Early Age
  • Media
  • Social Status
how to determine a child is obese
How to determine a child is obese
  • Check His or Her Body Mass Index (BMI) through:
  • Measurement Test
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
creating laws to curb obesity
Creating Laws to curb obesity
  • Laws against selling of junk foods
  • Laws that would require more selling of healthy foods in the schools, and eating of it in homes
  • Laws that enforces restaurants, stores, in advertising the dangers of eating unhealthy and promoting ways to eat healthy
what can be done to fight the childhood obesity epidemic
What can be done to fight the childhood obesity epidemic?
  • Increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, as well as legumes, whole grains, and, nuts
  • Limit energy intake from total fats and shift fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats
  • Limit the intake of sugars
  • Be physically active - accumulate at least 60 minutes of regular, moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity each day that is developmentally appropriate. (WHO, 2013)
curbing obesity prevention and treatment
Curbing obesity: prevention and treatment
  • Move more….
  • Reduce ‘screen’-time to maximum 2 h a day
  • Stop the bad habit of eating in between
  • Financing preventive programs in at-risk groups
  • Treating obese children is prevention of later obesity
  • Having Intervention Programs
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Five measurable objectives in improving physical activity at an early age of a child that would help in curbing obesity amongst them
  • Increase the number of food retailers and restaurants with food options that are health related
  • Reducing the percentage of children who like to engage in no leisure-time physical activity within the next 10 years
  • Increase the percentage of children that engage in cardio also known as, aerobic physical activity with the intensity being at least moderate
  • Increase the Nation’s public and private elementary schools in making it, a daily requirement for all their young ones – students to partake in daily physical education
  • Increase the percentage of elementary school districts that, allow school recesses to be given on a regular basis
stakeholders
Stakeholders
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Community Leaders
  • Community centers such as YMCA
  • Get America Fit Foundation
  • Governor
stakeholders continuation
Stakeholders Continuation
  • Guardians of a Child
  • Local Department of Health
  • Mayor
  • Media
  • National Childhood Obesity Foundation
  • Public
  • State Department of Health
  • Teachers
videos on curbing obesity
VIDEOS on CURBING OBESITY
  • Social Marketing: Preventing Childhood Obesity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-45V4TdkWw
  • Seven Steps to Curbing Obesity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQx8CDtFRfI
  • Curbing Childhood Obesity: Framework for Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSU-04QmP7c
  • Childhood Obesity Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXfwJ11LbGo
videos on curbing obesity continuation
VIDEOS on CURBING OBESITY continuation
  • How to Prevent Childhood Obesity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOXbbz-qbY
  • Help Stop Childhood Obesity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyz-2DeqvXE
  • CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION - FITNESS FOR KIDS: Get Fit Friday #36: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXbADt5dPDI
  • Stop Childhood Obesity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbr6yCSd4hs
closing remark
CLOSING REMARK
  • Obesity is an illness that is conflicting a lot of people - young and old while it is steadily on the rise. This illness is finally now being recognized by the, American Heart Association (AMA) as a disease. It is time now that actions and ideas come together to find ways - solutions to curbing this it - better yet, eradicating it in its entirety!!!!
references
References:
  • Moeller, D (2011). Environmental Health (Fourth Edition). FOOD: Food and Health – Role of Obesity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. P. 113-114
  • Tanner, L. (2012). Junk Food Laws May Help Curb Childhood Obesity: Study. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/study-junk-food-laws-may-_n_1771352.html
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2013). Obesity, Dietary Behavior, & Physical Activity Fact Sheets. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/factsheets/obesity.htm
  • Braet, C. and Winckel, MV. (2005). Curbing obesity: prevention and treatment. European Journal of Public Health 15 (6): 561-563. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cki216
references continued
References Continued:
  • Marmitt, L. (2012). Adolescent Obesity. Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Retrieved from http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/5/91.05.05.x.html
  • Shape Up America (2006). Childhood Obesity Assessment Calculator. Retrieved from http://www.shapeup.org/oap/entry.php
  • Mathews, LB., Moodie, MM., Simmons, AM., Swinburn, BA. (2010). The process evaluation of It's Your Move!, an Australian adolescent community-based obesity prevention project. BMC Public Health;10: 448. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-448
  • Sharma, M. (2006). School-based interventions for childhood and adolescent obesity. The International Association for the Study of Obesity. obesity reviews 7, 261–269. Retrieved from http://www.children-on-the-move.ch/dateien/dokumentation/Sharma%2006%20school%20based%20review.pdf