School Nutrition and Activity : Impacts on Well-Being by Areej Hassan

By Areej Hassan

Adolescence weight problems is an important public healthiness drawback nationally and across the world. This insightful compendium offers worthy info and assesses the examine foundations in the back of numerous tuition projects to aid strive against the epidemic of weight problems in teenagers and teenagers, really utilizing interventions to extend actual task. The e-book appears to be like on the factor from 3 degrees: first, the consequences of Read more...

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35] Because obesity is most often caused by caloric imbalance due to excess energy intake coupled with insufficient energy expenditure, improving children’s dietary and exercise routine remains the most logical preventive approach. However, the incidence of overweight and obesity in our society cannot effectively be reduced through constantly intervening in children’s current daily routines with specialized nutrition and exercise training programs. Ultimately, the current routine must adapt to better meet the needs of the children.

Ultimately, the current routine must adapt to better meet the needs of the children. Of critical importance to maintaining a healthy body weight is the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors that children can carry through life. A study by Spiegel and Foulk [36] used a program titled Wellness, Academics and You (WAY) that focused heavily on behavior modifications and lifestyle improvements to reduce body mass index (BMI) and increase academic performance. The title of the program is inspirational, evokes self-reflection, and invites the participants to consider the bigger picture rather than focusing only on weight loss or letter grades.

Obes Rev. 2008;9:76–82. This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 2 READING, WRITING, AND OBESITY: AMERICA’S FAILING GRADE IN SCHOOL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION JASON SCHAUB AND MARY MARIAN Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. —Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, 2003 [1] Childhood obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions.

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