Obesity Prototype Lesson: Scroll 1
this program, we will learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and
management of childhood obesity. After completing the program you
will be able to:
knowledge to assess for Overweight and Obesity in children.
an immediate treatment plan based on the child’s physical
findings, family history and environment.
Plan for strategies to promote healthy eating, activity and
prevention of overweight and obesity.
obesity is currently an epidemic This serious health issue is very
important both for child ad adult health. This condition can be
reversed through prevention, assessment of childhood obesity and
and managing this condition through assessment and early intervention
are important for child health care provided by care for primary
providers; school settings; and the community at large.
healthy weight includes providing opportunities for physical activity
and healthy food choices both in the community and in the school
are approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) children and adolescents aged
2 - 19 years are obese.
and extreme obesity among U.S. low-income, preschool-aged children
went down for the first time in recent years. From 2003 through 2010,
the prevalence of obesity decreased slightly from 15.21% to 14.94%.
Similarly, the prevalence of extreme obesity decreased from 2.22% to
2.07. Childhood obesity has been on the rise, doubling in childhood
(2-5, 13.9%, 6-11 18.8%,) and tripling in adolescents (17%)In
2011-2012, obesity prevalence was higher among Hispanics (22.4%) and
non-Hispanic black youth (20.2%) than non-Hispanic white youth
Trends in the Prevalence of Extreme Obesity Among US Preschool Aged
Children Living in Low income families 1998-2010. JAMA
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