Childhood Obesity



Welcome: Childhood Obesity
Description: Over the last few decades, obesity within children and young teens have surged. It is no longer a problem of just developed nations. It is a problem for everyone when parents are starting to outlive their own children. New statistics and studies continue to show the extent of this epidemic. The West’s “boom” of obesity is now transcending across the oceans as developing countries start trading in real produce for convenience food - and it’s clearly having a detrimental effect on their health.
Grade Level: College / Adult
Curriculum: Health / PE
Keywords: Childhood obesity, childhood, obesity, overweight, psychology2050,csm,webquest project, Janice Makholm, James
Author(s): The Legendary James M.


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  • What is Obesity?
    Description: What exactly is obesity? We've heard it numerous times, but what specifics does it entail?

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  • More about it
    Description: In what ways is obesity measured? What are its risks? More importantly, how can I prevent it?

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  • Unity Point.org Chart
    Description: Unity Point provides a very cool visual chart. Although majority of its data was collected during 2011-12, the data it provides is interesting nonetheless

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  • Rise in Obesity around the world
    Description: We'd like to think that the obesity epidemic is only happening to the Western developed nations. Unfortunately, it is also rising in many parts of the world, particularly in Asia.

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  • CDC Facts from 2011-14
    Description: One interesting fact about it. It disproportionately affects lower income families.

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  • This generation will see parents outliving their children.
    Description: A sobering fact. While not extensively studied, the many implications of obesity may send younger people into hospitals or death. Implications that were not too common until you got older are now seeing rises in younger generations.

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  • How can we tackle it?
    Description: Countries have addressed the problem. They are starting to set guidelines and see what works and what does not.

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