Obesity Is A Major Public Health Problem Essay

1624 Words Jul 5th, 2016 null Page
In the last past 20 years, obesity has been on a steady incline. Obesity has become a major public health problem. It affects every age, gender and racial/ethnic group. Although it does not discriminate, some groups are more predisposed to becoming obese than others. The prevalence of being over weight/obese is higher in minority children and adolescents. Obesity can develop from sustained energy imbalance, along with genetic, behavior, cultural, environmental, and economic factors. The goal of this project is to help children in foster care to maintain a normal body weight. This will be achieved by monthly measuring of height and weight per the height and weight table, recommended by the World Health Organization, for children in foster care ages 5 to 19. The final weigh in and evaluation will be on December 20, 2016. This project will also help to prevent the onset of many adult diseases, such as, diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, strokes, arthritis and cancer. It will help the children to grow up to be healthy adults, both mentally and physically, and decrease the number of adults that will become obese. It will decrease the amount of money that goes into obesity health related issues and diseases. Future policies may focus on early detection and preventive care in children and adolescents. Pediatric doctors and nurses may need to switch the focus from individuals to the families and their communities, when providing nutritional information and guidance.…

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