ECE 214 week 1 assignment Nutrition Issues


Many Americans are suffering from nutrition issues. There are approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years that are obese (CDC). The proper health and nutrition for children is very critical to their growth and development. The media and its promotion of junk food is one way that affects obese children. Within this paper, I will discuss the long and short term impacts of obesity on children, their growth and development, describe a specific child who is affected by obesity, and give three ways to combat obesity that involves collaboration among schools, families, and communities.

There are short and long term impacts of childhood obesity. One short term impact is having a low self-esteem. A child that is obese is likely to be bullied and teased by peers. These children are then likely to isolate themselves from others. This then leads to them think negative about themselves.


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