Report finds childhood obesity not as big as it looks
- Obesity in Childhood. Lorber, John // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1967, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p325
This article discusses obesity in childhood, which is the most frequent and increasingly common form of nutritional disorder in economically advanced countries and is accordingly attracting more and more attention. It has been estimated that the incidence of obesity among American 15-year-old...
- Sharing Solutions for Childhood Obesity. Hood, Ernie // Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2005, Vol. 113 Issue 8, pA520
This article focuses on a wide variety of activities at all levels aimed at reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity, as shown by the gathering of more than 700 experts from many fields in early June 2005 for Environmental Solutions to Obesity in America's Youth. The goal of the conference is...
- Obesity epidemic hits New Zealand. Kent, Heather // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/30/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 7, p702
Reports on the rapidly growing obesity epidemic that affects about one-third of children in New Zealand. Items the Fight the Obesity Epidemic group would like to see removed from school tuck shops; Comments from Doctor Colin Tukiotonga; Reason obesity is becoming common.
- have you heard? Guest, Jim // Consumer Reports;Jan2004, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p5
Introduces a series of articles on obesity in children in the U.S.
- An Australian childhood obesity summit: the role of data and evidence in 'public' policy making. Nathan, SA; Develin, E; Grove, N; Zwi, AB // Australia & New Zealand Health Policy (ANZHP);2005, Vol. 2, p17
Background: Overweight and obesity in Australia has risen at an alarming rate over the last 20 years as in other industrialised countries around the world, yet the policy response, locally and globally, has been limited. Using a childhood obesity summit held in Australia in 2002 as a case study,...
- The fat of the nation. Netherwood, Cathy // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p57
The article presents an update on obesity in Australia. With a quarter of Australian school children overweight or obese, and the figures still rising, there is a need to understand obesity better if Australians are going to be able to control it effectively. Controlling obesity starts at home,...
- Combating childhood obesity. // Education Journal;Feb2006, Issue 92, p41
The article focuses on the efforts of Scottish government to combat childhood obesity in the country. According to the study, children in the country drink more fizzy drinks than youngsters anywhere else in Europe. The study added that one of the reasons childhood obesity is increasing is...
- Child obesity 'time bomb' a threat to life expectancy. Carey, Dorothy // Nutridate;Mar2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the warning issued by a British health chief that child obesity could result in the first drop in life expectancy for more than a century as of March 2004. Percentage of six-year-olds that are obese; Percentage of 15-year-olds that are obese; Forecast on the cost of obesity by 2010.
- Impact of Awareness Program on Prevention of Childhood Obesity among School Children in a Metropolitan City -- Chennai Slim and Fit Programme. Aravindalochanan, Vigneswari; Rengarajan, Manikandan; Kumpatla, Satyavani; Rajan, Rajeswari; Viswanathan, Vijay // Journal of Education & Practice;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p88
Childhood obesity is an emerging public health issue in developing countries like India, yet combating against under nutrition. An evident and effective strategy is required to tackle childhood obesity. Moreover here it is necessary to consider the perception of obesity among general population....