Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

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Diet: Unhealthy lunch options and regular consumption of high-calorie foods, like fast food, cookies and other baked goods, soda, candy, chips and vending machine snacks contribute to weight gainLack of physical activity: Computers, television, and video games conspire to keep kids inside and sedentary, which means they burn fewer calories and are more likely to gain weight.

Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI.


Childhood Obesity

Why ?

The quality of school lunchesthe emphasis of schools on physical activityaccess to vending machines and fast-food restaurantsprevalence of and access to parks, bike paths, and sidewalksgovernment subsidies for corn oil and sugaradvertising of fast-food restaurants and candyprices of healthy and unhealthy foods


Environment: If a child opens up the refrigerator or kitchen cabinets and is greeted by bags of chips, candy bars and microwave pizza, then that’s likely what they will eat.

.Focus on healthful foods .Watch portion size .Cook meals at home Encourage physical activity

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