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Obesity in American Children

DVD - 2005
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Since the mid-1970s, there has been a tripling of the number of children who are overweight or at risk for being overweight. This film discusses some of the reasons for this phenomenon--there is little physical exercise, and there is poor food choice for children due to things such as the ease of fast food, tv advertisements, and vending machines and poor food lunches in schools. The result of this rise in obesity among children is an accompanying rise in physical problems associated with obesity formerly seen in adults, such as heart disease, type II diabetes, and sleep apnea. The film closes by showing a variety of activities and programs that can fight obesity in children. School lunches can be made more healthy and children can be made more involved with their food (such as growing a garden), physical education programs can be (re)instituted into the curriculum, and family-centered activities can be developed.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Light-Saraf Films ; Boston, Mass : [Distributed by] Fanlight Productions, c2005
ISBN: 9781572958111
Branch Call Number: DVD 613.2083 GOO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 31 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Obesity in American children


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