Author: Nafisa M. Fat has been termed the "new tobacco" by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, because of the high general risk of an individual eventually becoming obese. This review will discuss the cause and effect of childhood obesity as well as compile recommendations and initiatives currently in place to decrease childhood and adult obesity. For children of the 21st century, obesity is one of the most common metabolic and nutritional diseases. Specifically, for children and BMI that is age and gender specific can be used to take measurements of the percent of body fat.
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Obesity Literature Review
Childhood Obesity Review
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. McMillan Published Psychology Childhood obesity has reached almost epidemic proportions; in , it was estimated that Numerous government and academic-based attempts to put a halt to this trend have centered on the socio-ecological model for health behavior, which posits that effective health promotion interventions must target both individual and social factors, including interpersonal relationships, organizational policies, community environments, and public… Expand.
Childhood Obesity Research Paper and Proposal
Obesity has become a serious health problem and low-income communities are more likely to face childhood obesity. There are other factors that influence eating habits and level of physical activity such as parenting styles and education programs. This literature review will discuss the role of parenting styles, nutrition and physical activity in low income families, and education programs. Parenting Style Obesity has been increasing over the past 10 years.
Three of the Primary stakeholders in this increasing problematic situation are the parents of obese children, schools, and the government. By placing such a broad stakeholder such as the government this will include policy makers and government agencies. The first and most obvious stakeholders of this epidemic are the parents of obese children.