A discussion reviewing the growing issue of childhood obesity.
# 89307 | 2,250 words | 10 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General) , Education (General) , Nutrition (General)
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This paper deals with the epidemic problem of childhood obesity. It ties in a position statement which states that childhood obesity could be successfully affected by a healthful diet and proper nutrition planning. This paper examines the problem, defines the scope of analysis, states the problem and position and focuses on diet and nutrition planning issues, the role of schools in healthfully dealing with the overweight or obese child and then turns to the lack of necessary public policies.
From the Paper:"Statistics regarding childhood obesity are staggering. According to contemporary research, rates of obesity among children and adolescents have virtually doubled within the last two decades in most all developed countries (Nicholls and Viner 952; Lobstein 1; Story, Kaphingst and French 144; Mendelson 1; Nowicka 23; Lobstein and Bauer 576). Veugelers and Fitzgerald put the figure as high as having increased by a factor of four. Story, Kaphingst and French state that approximately 25% of all preschoolers are either overweight or are at risk of becoming overweight."
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