Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, The Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Does It All Mean?

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Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, The Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Does It All Mean?

Description

This fact sheet addresses overweight in children and provides recommendations on its prevention.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Is this generation of youth really more overweight than previous generations?
  • How does being overweight affect a child’s health?
  • 10 serious health threats for overweight youth
  • How do you determine if a child is overweight?
  • Should an overweight child go on a diet?
  • Why are more children today overweight?
  • Body mass index (BMI)-for-age
  • What can be done to prevent young people from becoming overweight?
  • Leading causes of childhood overweight
    • Poor nutrition
    • Inactivity
  • Understanding what foods to eat and how much to exercise
    • How many servings do you need each day?
    • How much physical activity do you need each day?

Developer:

National Business Group on Health

Funding Sources:

Maternal and Child Health Bureau-Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: March 2005
Last Updated: 08/08/08

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