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.
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.
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.
Recent studies show tenfold increase in childhood obesity
Description: A recent study done by the Imperial College of London and WHO shows a huge rise in childhood obesity in the past 4 decades.