2 Obesity Facts Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. The percentage of adolescents who are age increased from 5%-18% fromObesity – having excess body fatOverweight – having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors.
3 Obesity Fact Cont. Obesity is a caloric imbalance. Too few calories are expended for the amount the amount of calories consumedEffected by genetics, behavioral, and environmental factors.
4 Causes of Obesity Poor Eating Habits Overeating or binging Lack of exercise (to many video games)Family HistoryMedical Illnesses (endocrine, neurological)Medications (steroids & psychiatric meds)Stressful life or events (moves, divorce, death, separations or abuse)Family & Peer ProblemsLow Self EsteemDepression or other emotional problems
5 Immediate Health Effects More likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease (ex: high cholesterol or high blood pressure)More likely to have pre-diabetesAt a greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea & social and Psychological problems.
6 Long-Term Health Effects More likely to be obese as adultsAt a greater risk for heart problemsIncreased risk of cancers-Breast - Colon-Esophagus - Kidney-Pancreas - Gall bladder-Thyroid - Ovary-Cervix - Prostate
8 Who Plays a Part in Prevention? SocietyFamiliesCommunitySchoolChild Care SettingsFaith Based institutionsMediaFood and Beverage companiesEntertainment industryGovernment AgenciesMedical care providers
9 SchoolsSchools play an important part in providing a safe and supportive environmentPolicies and practices that support healthy behavior.Opportunities to learn and practice healthy eating habits as well as physical activity habits.
10 Obesity Prevention Activity InstructionsElementsPlan an obesity program for our school.Make a program that can span the whole school year helping those who need to loose weight get in better health.Make sure you include all of the elements listed on the right.Goals for the club as a wholePersonal Goals – how will they know how to set them?Physical Activity plan for the group (60min/day)Healthy eating planMarketing to studentsJournals/outlet for them to record their progressReward for completion of the project.Group activity that is planned for the community to participate in (ex: 5K).Name of program