Essay Childhood Obesity
Causes & effects, focusing on nutrition & negative impact of the fast-food industry.
Assessment of overweight and obese children must include the entire family, family and cultural beliefs, and support system. Children learn from role models such as parents, teachers, caregivers, and community leaders. If the family’s cultural practice and beliefs involve rewarding children with food or beliefs that fatness is a sign of health then education regarding the consequences of obesity may be required and cultural sensitivity needs to be insured.