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Title: Childhood Obesity Student Name: Amanda Dunachie Lecturers Name: Carole Campbell Course: NC Preparation for Nursing Subject: Communications (3/4) Submission Date: 21st November 2008 Contents Page 1.0 Terms of Reference 1 2.0 Introduction 1 3.0 Procedures 1 3.1 Internet Research 4.0 Findings 1 4.1 Definition of Obesity 1 4.2 Statistics (Scale of the Problem) 1 4.2.1 Differences in Ages 1 4.2.2 Differences in Countries 1 4.2.3 Differences in Times 1 4.3 Causes 2 4.3.1 Who's to blame 4.4 Effects of Obesity 2 4.4.1 Physical Effects 2 4.4.2 Emotional Effects 2 4.5 Initiatives 2 5.0 Conclusion 2 6.0 Bibliography 3 7.0 Appendix 4 7.0.1 Appendix A - Statistical Data on Differences in Age i 7.0.2 Appendix B - Statistical Data on Differences in Countries ii 1.0 Terms of Reference The research was undertaken to provide information on childhood obesity. As a preparation for nursing student the author wished to provide the reader with information on childhood obesity Research was also undertaken to allow the author to complete a Communication (3/4) Module, which is part of the preparation for nursing course, Reid Kerr College. ...read more.


4.2.1 Differences in Age Estimates show that some 8.5% of 6 year olds and 15% of 15 year olds are obese in the UK. In a table shown in the Postnote magazine it shows that on average girls are more likely to be overweight than boys and also girls are more likely to be obese. (See appendix 1 for statistical data) 4.2.2 Differences in Countries Research shows a variety of statistics about obesity. 11% of children are obese in the USA (World Heart Federation Fact Sheet 2002). (See appendix 2 for statistical data) 4.2.3 Differences in Times More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight and 30 percent suffer from obesity this percentage has doubled over the past 30 years. In the UK the number of overweight and obese children has risen steadily over the past 20 years. 4.3 Causes Obesity occurs when an individual takes in more energy than they use up, although some people are at risk through genes. The rise in obesity has been too speedy to be b lamed on genetic factors. ...read more.


4.5 Initiatives Nutrition and Healthy lifestyles should be addressed in schools and also in general. All primary schools are expected to teach food preparation, cooking and hygiene as it forms part of the National Curriculum up to ages 11. All 4-6 year olds in primary schools are entitled to a free piece of fruit every day. A School Travel Advisory Group publishes guidance to encourage children to walk or cycle to school in the morning. Parents are advised not to put their children on a diet but to try and maintain their weight so that they can gradually grow into it as they get taller. Parents should just try and get their children to eat a healthy, well balanced diet and increase their physical activities. 5.0 Conclusion The main aim of the report was to provide the reader with information on childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has risen steadily over the last 20 years in the UK and by 50 percent in the USA over the last 30 years. The report has highlighted the differences in age of the children, countries and over the years. There are many dangers in obesity which put the child's health at risk. ...read more.

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