With processed and other unhealthy foods becoming more readily available, today’s children are more at risk of becoming obese. In fact, the problem of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate that it is now considered an epidemic. This condition brings with it a whole range of health issues that were only previously common to adults, including diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol. It also results to psychological health problems like anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and negative body image.
This course will examine the issue of obesity in children, describing its widespread nature, contributing factors, and the health risks it brings. It will also delve into the basics of good nutrition, outlining the recommended nutritional requirements of children and offering insights into proper hunger management and healthy food planning and preparation. Moreover, the course will provide useful information on the management, treatment, and prevention of obesity, ranging from engaging in physical activities to medications for weight loss.
2. Detailed information about childhood obesity, including its nature, causes, risks, and approaches to its prevention, treatment, and management.