Presentation on theme: "What is the Problem with Kids? Kids are becoming more obese Since 1960, the incidence of childhood obesity has increased fifty percent, and about one."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Problem with Kids? Kids are becoming more obese Since 1960, the incidence of childhood obesity has increased fifty percent, and about one fifth of American youngsters weigh more than they should.
What is the Problem with Kids? 97 million American adults, or 55 percent, are considered overweight or obese Cost is near 100 billion!!!! Leads to increase risk of: high blood pressure, stroke, respiratory problems sleep apnea………….
Physical Problems with Kids Leads to a broad range of physical and psychological problems. Sustained high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol level, joint disease, menstrual irregularities, and other hormonal problems. Excess weight in childhood is likely to be carried over into adulthood.
Psychological Problem Overweight youngsters are frequently teased by their peers and adults As a result, they suffer low self-esteem, feel inadequate, and are looked upon as the source of their own problem.
What Causes Overweight Children? Thyroid disease or other medical conditions is less than 1 percent What is the problem?
What Causes Overweight Children ? Daily PE is being reduced Almost half of young people 12-21 do not participate in vigorous physical activity
What Causes Overweight Children? Sedentary lifestyle Too much TV/ more food Video games/ more food Parents lifestyle Motivation Automatic everything!!!!
What Causes Overweight Children? Poor eating habits Fatty foods (School lunch) Snacks All you can eat
What Causes Overweight Children? Heredity also plays a part Overweight parents tend to have overweight children
Preventing Obesity Respect your child's appetite: children do not need to finish every bottle or meal. Avoid pre-prepared and sugared foods when possible. Limit the amount of high-calorie foods kept in the home. Provide a healthy diet, with 30 percent or fewer calories derived from fat. Provide ample fiber in the child's diet.
Preventing Obesity Do not provide food for comfort or as a reward. Do not offer sweets in exchange for a finished meal. Limit amount of television viewing. Encourage active play. Establish regular family activities such as walks, ball games and other outdoor activities.