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Annotated Bibliography for Childhood Obesity

AnnotatedBibliography for Childhood Obesity

Theincidence of childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate more soin developed countries with over 20 percent of kids in American beingoverweight and 10 percent being obese. Studies indicate thatapproximately 75 percent of adolescents grow up to become obeseadults. Overweight and obesity in childhood have a considerableeffect on both psychological health and physical health, forinstance, disorders such as abnormal glucose tolerance, hypertension,infertility are associated with overweight and obesity issues. Thepaper provides a highlight of various sources that describes probablecauses, effect as well as prevention of childhood obesity.

Faguy,K. (2016). Obesityin Children and Adolescents: Health Effects and Imaging Implications

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Faguy’sarticle presents information on the prevalence, causes, prevention aswell as available treatment techniques available for overweight andobese children with more emphasis on the medical and psychologicalcomplications linked to the obesity. It further suggests some of thebehavior changes including educating parents on diet medication aswell reduction of sedentary habits like watching T.V and computergames.

MyAssessment: Faguy’s article will support various points in mypaper. For instance, I will use the article to propose the publicpolicy changes that are important in reversing the obesity trends inchildren and adolescents. Additionally, the study will provideinsights relating to probable causes and prevention of childhoodobesity.

Kanekar,A. &amp Karnik, S. (2012).Childhood Obesity: A Global Public Health Crisis.PubMed

Central(PMC) Retrieved 15 November2016, fromhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278864

Kanekarand Karnik present a study of the factors that influences childhoodobesity, as well as the consequences of overweight among children.The study further offers analysis of family-based, School-based andcommunity-based interventions towards childhood obesity. Communityplays a significant role in the healthy lifestyle of the kids. Forinstance, community programs incorporate social events such ashealthy food festivals, harvest festivals, educating and encouragingindividuals to take on a healthy lifestyle which is essential forweight management. Community organizations in collaboration withparents can support nutrition and physical activity-oriented programsfor the kids such as walking to school.

Myassessment: The study will be useful in giving insights on the roleof the society towards preventing childhood obesity. Additionally,the article will be helpful in reinforcing the role of school andparents towards prevention of the childhood. Additionally, the sourcewill be useful in formulating the problem analysis whereby itprovides facts regarding childhood aspects such as trends andmagnitude of obesity among children.

Story,M., Kaphingst, K., &amp French, S. (2012). Therole of the school in Obesity Prevention. The

Futureof the children.Retrieved 15 November 2016, fromhttp://www.futureofchildren.org/publications/docs/16_01_06.pdf

Thisarticle explains the role of the school in curbing childhood obesity.It goes further to explain the obesity-prevention policies includingoffering nutritious food, chances for physical activities andobesity-oriented medical services. Food at schools is required toconform to federal nutrition standards. Schools are nowadays puttingmore emphasis on educational aspects neglecting the physicalactivities which are for essential weight management among children.Story and French suggest that policies should be instituted in allschools that promote physical activities. Additionally, incorporatinghealth services in schools such as screening, health information andreferrals to pupils will help to curb obesity among school goingchildren. Moreover, the government should ensure every school has ahealth center which provides primary care coupled with diagnostic andtreatment services for the well-being of the students. On top ofthat, the articles explain the impacts of family involvement inoffering the primary social environment in which the kids formattitudes and behaviors concerning eating and physical exercises.Combined school and family programs provide more benefits regardingobesity prevention.

My assessment: I intend to utilize this study to explain measuresthat schools can integrate to prevent obesity among students.Additionally, the article will be helpful in elaborating the role ofparents in preventing childhood obesity as well as suggestingprobable interventions such as subsidizing foods in schools, in theefforts of reducing the childhood obesity.

TheCenters for Disease Control: &quotChildhoodObesity Facts.&quot The National Institute of Diabetes

AndDigestive and Kidney Diseases.Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on September 03, 2016http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/obesity-children#1

Thearticle highlights the causes of childhood obesity, diseasesassociated with obesity as well as ways of detecting if a kid isoverweight. On top of that, the article elaborates more on the familyinvolvement in healthy behavior. Childhood obesity and overweight arecaused by a range of reasons the general ones are genetic aspects,physically inactive, unbalanced diet as well as other reasons. Eventhough weight troubles runs in families, not all kids from a familythat have overweight problems becomes obese. Today, many children donot engage in physical exercise due to the presence of computer andvideo games as well as watching Television.

Myassessment: This article will be helpful in illustrating the causesas well as some of the preventive measures of childhood obesity. Indemonstrating the prevention measures, the report apparently offersguidelines to parents on how to incorporate health habits to theirfamilies such as planning family activities that engages kids inexercises like swimming and biking. These activities help indecreasing the amount of time spent in sedentary actions such playingvideo games. Additionally, the article will assist in reinforcing theeffects of the childhood obesity such as high blood pressure, heartdiseases, and diabetes as well as bone disorders. Moreover, the studywill help in illustrating some of the effects of childhood obesitysuch as psychological problems due to discrimination which affectschildren’s performance in schools.

W.H.O,(2016). WHOFacts and figures on childhood obesity.Who.int. Retrieved 16 November

2016,from http://www.who.int/end-childhood-obesity/facts/en/

W.H.Opresents an analysis of childhood obesity in both developed anddeveloping nations. The number of overweight kids that is betweenaged 0 to 5 rose from 30 million worldwide to approximately 42million in 2013. In developed countries, the rate of childhoodobesity is 30 percent higher than in developing countries. WHOpredicts that the number of childhood obesity will rise to 70 millionglobally if the current trend persists. The report further examinesthe range of severe health disorders associated with childhoodobesity such as diabetes and heart diseases. Exclusive breastfeedingfrom birth to six months of age is a crucial way of mitigatinginfants from becoming obese.

Myassessment: The report will be useful while presenting problemanalysis. It provides history, causes, effects as well as preventivemeasures of the childhood obesity. It further gives recommendationsto caregivers as well as to food industries regarding childhoodobesity. For instance, the manufacturers should reduce the fat andsalt content of complementary foods.