Using The Body Mass Index (SBP)

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In one study done by Li and Hooker (2010), in the past obesity rates have doubled among children aged 6 to 11 years and tripled from age 12 to age 19. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a measure, the study examined the relationship between childhood obesity and family, school and community. The method used was a survey designed to examine the effects of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and The School Breakfast Program (SBP).
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical and psychological health status of children aged 0 to 17 using the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey Program (Li & Hooker, 2010). This step was done by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) using randomly selected participants aged
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Based on collected data they estimated the influence of socioeconomic factors such as school, household, and environmental characteristics on the dependent variable BMI. The study included the age, gender, parents’ highest education level, the primary language has spoken at home, and the derived poverty level of the household, used to measure socioeconomic status (SES). “Variable school was to check if children used private or public schools, and usage of Internet and how many hours TV was watched per day.” (Li & Hooker, 2010). The nonlinear regression model was used to estimate the effect of socioeconomic status on children’s BMI. Then inexpensive or free meals were offered to eligible children based on their models to see the impact of NSLP and SBP on children’s BMI values. The results show that age, gender and school type all affect children BMI. Based on children from households with higher SES not qualifying for the NSLP or SBP, children who attended public schools have a mean BMI higher than those who attended private schools. However, parents with higher level of education results show reduction in their …show more content…
The study showed the risk for numerous medical conditions, dysfunctional eating behaviors, and impaired social/emotional development. However, participants were in 8 groups of boys and girls from grade 7 and grade 8 only. Population chosen was European American and African American. However, group of students, teachers and parents are set in a group called Teen Eating and Activity Mentoring in Schools (TEAMS). This team will be a child with a teacher and different parent. According to the articles, the TEAMS was involved in health performs such as nutrition education, programs to increase physical activities. As well as it involved adolescent to read and signed assent form or consent forms for parents and teachers (Power et, al., 2010). During the survey the groups were tape-recorded. At the beginning, when the unhealthy groups was asked about their performance they preferred junk foods and unhealthy snacks. Whereas, healthy children chosen to eat fruits but less vegetables. As a result, while adolescents were asked about physical activates they mentioned that family and friends have the great role on that. First, the method was to focus on adolescent lifestyle and physical activities and see whether it was healthy or not. The results show that healthy children were those who ate healthy meals, were

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