Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity
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  • Childhood Obesity
  • childhood obesity is a national epidemic ,Nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.
  • Childhood Obesity
  • The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s.1 Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity.1
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Obesity is defined as having excess body fat , they have other chronic health diseases such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease.4, 5, 15-17
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Children with obesity are bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers,18 and are more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression, and lower self-esteem.19
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Many factors contribute to child hood obesity such as Genetics Metabolism—how your body changes food and oxygen into energy it can use Eating and physical activity behaviors Environmental factors.
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Potential Negative Psychological Outcomes: Depressive symptoms Poor Body Image Low Self-Concept Risk for Eating Disorders Behavior and Learning Problems
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