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Childhood Obesity Problems Causes & Solutions
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  • Slide 1 - Childhood Obesity: Problems, Causes & Solutions
  • Slide 2 - “In the past three decades, the number of overweight children has more than doubled, with most of the increases occurring during the past ten years.” - Rallie McAllister, M.D. A Growing Crisis
  • Slide 3 - 25% of children who are obese at age 6 will be obese as an adult 75% of children who are obese at age 12 will be obese as an adult What stats says ???
  • Slide 4 - Effects on the Child
  • Slide 5 - Physical Consequences Type 2 Diabetes used to be virtually unrecognized in adolescence almost entirely attributable to obesity obese children are reported to be 12 times more likely to have high fasting blood insulin levels
  • Slide 6 - Orthopedic complications bone and cartilage in the process of development are not strong enough to bear excess weight Hypertension Elevated blood pressure levels have been found to occur about 9 times more frequently among obese children
  • Slide 7 - Social Difficulties Faced by Obese Children are stereotyped as “unhealthy & lazy”  may be teased or verbally abused by other children, some times got new name  excluded (ignorance) social groups and/or other activities 
  • Slide 8 - Psychological Difficulties Faced by Obese Children Sadness can occur, which can lead to depression Loneliness Eating disorders
  • Slide 9 - Your Child is Overweight or Obese HOW ??
  • Slide 10 - How Do I Know if My Child Is Overweight? Growth Chart : height and weight can be compared and plotted Skin fold thickness : measured at the triceps with a caliper that pinches the skin and together and will be higher in obese children BMI (Body Mass Index) : is best measurement to take because it is age and gender specific What is BMI : BMI = weight (kg) / height (m)²
  • Slide 11 - Increase in obesity among American youth over the past two decades:
  • Slide 12 - What are the Causes? Children whose parents or brothers or sisters are overweight may be at an increased risk of becoming overweight themselves, but this can be linked to shared family behaviors such as eating and activity habits lack of physical activity unhealthy eating patterns : fast food, soft drinks, sweets and sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals Children seem to passively consume excessive amounts of energy-dense foods while watching TV
  • Slide 13 - Risk For Obese children High cholesterol High blood pressure Early heart disease Diabetes Bone problems Skin conditions such as heat rash, fungal infections, and acne
  • Slide 14 - Teaching healthy behaviors at a young age Important to talk to your children about their weight, allowing them to share their concerns with you. Create an active environment Give your children specific praise for making healthy food choices. Encourage your children to be active Make sure your children try to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day Be an advocate for your children at school. Prevention For Childhood Obesity
  • Slide 15 - Thank You

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