Overweight Children in Crisis-Surviving AbundanceThe effects of obesity are not only those we can see and measure but those that we may not see on the surface. According to the National Association of School Nurses, overweight children report decreased social acceptance, poor body image and lower self-worth leading to higher rates of sadness, loneliness, and nervousness and are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors such as smoking or alcohol consumption.To learn more about the problems an overweight or obese child may experience, from the child's point of view, watch the video attached to the link below.SURVIVING ABUNDANCE: Overweight Kids in Crisis
A half hour documentary, produced by WHRO, examines the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood health professionals paint a grim picture for the future of overweight children unless we begin to make systemic changes that support more healthy choices. Local, state and national childhood health experts, including William H. Dietz, Jr., MD, PhD, Director of Nutrition & Physical Activity at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, discuss steps we can take to turn the tide, and the program highlights organizations with exemplary programs which encourage healthier lifestyles.
Surviving Abundance was produced in collaboration with the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH), a community partnership to promote health and prevent disease among all children in Hampton Roads.
Watch SURVIVING ABUNDANCE: Overweight Kids in Crisis
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Last Modified on August 14, 2014