Presentation on theme: "By: Kristin Haberman Hlth 361. Obesity is a term used to describe a condition in which ratio of body fat to total body mass is higher than accepted."— Presentation transcript:
Obesity is a term used to describe a condition in which ratio of body fat to total body mass is higher than accepted norm. (15% body fat for men, 20-25% for women) Most common nutrition disorder among children and adolescents in the United States Affects long term health and external attractiveness. Childhood obesity increases risk of adult obesity and cardiovascular disease
Among children ages 2–19, about 1 in 6 are obese (BMI-for-age at or above the 95th percentile of the CDC growth charts.) - 17.8% of all boys - 15.9% of all girls Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. There are significant racial and ethnic disparities in obesity prevalence among U.S. children and adolescents. 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese.
Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults. This increases to 80% if 1 or both parents are overweight or obese. The total excess cost related to the current prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity is estimated to be $254 billion ($208 billion in lost productivity secondary to premature morbidity and mortality and $46 billion in direct medical costs).
Some genetic and hormonal causes (Prader- Willi syndrome and Cushing's syndrome) Most of the time caused by kids eating too much and exercising too little Environmental Factors play huge role
SUGAR drinks and less healthy foods on school campuses. Advertising of less healthy foods Variation in licensure regulations among child care centers Lack of daily, quality physical activity in all schools No safe and appealing place, in many communities, to play or be active Increasing portion sizes TV and MEDIA Limited access to healthy affordable foods
Healthy Eating - When buying groceries, choose fruits and veggies - Limit sweetened beverages - Sit down together for family meals - Limit the number of times you eat out
Physical Activity - Limit recreational computer and TV time to no more than 2 hours a day - Emphasize activity, not exercise - Find activities your child likes to do - If you want an active child, be active yourself - Vary the activities