Title of Abstract

Childhood Obesity

Submitting Student(s)

Leanna WaltonFollow

Session Title

Mental Health and General Wellness

Faculty Mentor

Ginger Williams, Ph.D.; williamsv@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty Mentor

Ginger Williams, Ph.D.

Abstract

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health issues in the 21st century as defined by the World Health Organization. Childhood obesity has life altering effects on children: some of these effects being heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Many children are now expected to live shorter life spans than their parents and grandparents. There are many sources for this issue to look at such as too much screen time, lack of exercise, unhealthy food consumption and eating habits, and lack of education. There needs to be a method that handles all aspects of childhood obesity and gives individuals and communities ways to prevent and mitigate the issue. What is the right method to prevent childhood obesity? Prevention programs have been shown to be an effective way to minimize and prevent childhood obesity. How can childhood obesity be mitigated through prevention programs involved with the community, schools, and the home? Childhood obesity can be mitigated by bringing the best from each program targeted towards the community, schools, and families/homes together. There are three disciplines that will be used to analyze this issue, which are as follows: education, nutrition, and psychology. These three disciplines can work together to create a whole picture. Each of these disciplines covers a different aspect of prevention programs that is needed, such as life in the home, school, and community.

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Course Assignment

IDVS 490 - Williams

Start Date

16-4-2021 3:45 PM

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health issues in the 21st century as defined by the World Health Organization. Childhood obesity has life altering effects on children: some of these effects being heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Many children are now expected to live shorter life spans than their parents and grandparents. There are many sources for this issue to look at such as too much screen time, lack of exercise, unhealthy food consumption and eating habits, and lack of education. There needs to be a method that handles all aspects of childhood obesity and gives individuals and communities ways to prevent and mitigate the issue. What is the right method to prevent childhood obesity? Prevention programs have been shown to be an effective way to minimize and prevent childhood obesity. How can childhood obesity be mitigated through prevention programs involved with the community, schools, and the home? Childhood obesity can be mitigated by bringing the best from each program targeted towards the community, schools, and families/homes together. There are three disciplines that will be used to analyze this issue, which are as follows: education, nutrition, and psychology. These three disciplines can work together to create a whole picture. Each of these disciplines covers a different aspect of prevention programs that is needed, such as life in the home, school, and community.