Title

Childhood Obesity: Home-based Nutrition Among Preschool-Aged Children

Date

6-1-2017 11:15 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 11:30 AM

Location

RWEC 101

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health/Exercise Science presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister Jordan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This paper explores research that has been conducted on the increase of childhood obesity. Since the 1980’s childhood obesity has rose steadily from 5 percent to 13.9 percent in 2003. This is concerning because obese kids have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure and behavior problems by age 7. Preschool children are two to four times more likely to be overweight at age twelve. High prevalence of childhood obesity, researchers have taken an interest in finding ways to combat the issue. Researchers have found a variety of home-based interventions, like reducing the body mass index (BMI), helping kids and families create and manage healthy lifestyles. Researchers have focused on going into kids homes to help families create a nutrient-rich diet and change environmental influences. A 6-month behavioral intervention program for kids called LAUNCH has positive results. Results show that three of the children who participated in the program showed a decrease in their BMI. This also explores in home based nutrition, contributing factors and treatments used to lower the BMI and weight of children. Keywords: Childhood obesity, Body Mass Index (BMI), home-based treatment methods

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Childhood Obesity: Home-based Nutrition Among Preschool-Aged Children

RWEC 101

This paper explores research that has been conducted on the increase of childhood obesity. Since the 1980’s childhood obesity has rose steadily from 5 percent to 13.9 percent in 2003. This is concerning because obese kids have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure and behavior problems by age 7. Preschool children are two to four times more likely to be overweight at age twelve. High prevalence of childhood obesity, researchers have taken an interest in finding ways to combat the issue. Researchers have found a variety of home-based interventions, like reducing the body mass index (BMI), helping kids and families create and manage healthy lifestyles. Researchers have focused on going into kids homes to help families create a nutrient-rich diet and change environmental influences. A 6-month behavioral intervention program for kids called LAUNCH has positive results. Results show that three of the children who participated in the program showed a decrease in their BMI. This also explores in home based nutrition, contributing factors and treatments used to lower the BMI and weight of children. Keywords: Childhood obesity, Body Mass Index (BMI), home-based treatment methods