Compare And Trast Report On Childhood Obesity

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With all the technology that is available today obesity found in children and
Adolescents is found to be an epidemic crisis worldwide. Approximately 2.8 million deaths occur per year from obesity. International Obesity Taskforce and the World Health Organization estimate there are more than 200 million overweight or obese children worldwide. The bulk of overweight children live in less affluent countries which are least geared for and, technically and economically, least able to deal with the rising numbers of overweight children. Several physical and mental health conditions are linked to childhood obesity, including orthopedic problems, menstruation problems, sleep trouble,
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Commercially produced foods generally are high in refined sugar and saturated fats and low in micronutrients and fiber. Prepared commercial foods may deter families from eating meals together. Given the challenges associated with obesity in children there have been many effective prevention strategies such as whole-of-school and community based programs. These programs have promoted improvements in children’s eating and activity patterns. On a broader scale of strategies are better regulation of unhealthy foods, improved food labelling, and better access to affordable fruits and vegetables in rural and remote regions. Education is a very effective tool by that not only mothers, fathers, and families but that communities, governments, schools and health-care workers to continue to grow and learn in knowledge that overweight problems can be prevented. Agriculture being another effective tool.
Schools offering school feeding programs where some of the food is imported from different countries which isn’t cost effective in comparison to providing
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The commercial sector all over the world plays a valuable part as well in providing world-wide brands of food. Breastfeeding has shown decreased risk of obesity, along with other health advantages for the mother and child. Breastfeeding also gives long-term benefits throughout a child’s lifetime. Adults and children who are breastfed show lower rates of being overweight and obese, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and also scored higher on IQ tests than persons who were formula fed. Furthermore, breastfeeding protects mothers against ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and obesity. Society should fully support breastfeeding practices for mothers. In conclusion to the research articles it seems overwhelming given that childhood obesity is an epidemic crisis worldwide. The quick fix solution to being overweight most often doesn’t work failing at the end. Technology making life easier enabling people to have more time for leisure and work having the best of both worlds but also can be a contributor in creating health issues. Example, having fast food available at any given time of the day or night knowing the

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