Fighting Against Obesity in our Youth

Fighting Against Obesity in our Youth

Fighting Against Obesity in our Youth

Overview

Obesity rates are on the rise in the Unites States and have been for several decades.  One third of all children are either overweight or obese, developing diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, trouble breathing, and depression; cutting their life expectancy.  Many children experience personality disorders and suffer bullying from other peers due to obesity.  Increasing physical activity and losing weight will help in all areas which cause suffering from the disease, that’s why an educational action plan is important.

Goals/Purpose

Recognizing that obesity is a national public health problem and needs a strong approach, the workshop incorporates information about nutrition, physical activity, and other activities to build positive self-images and self-esteem as ways to combat obesity.