Pediatric Obesity Case Study Student’s Name University of Affiliation Pediatric Obesity Case Study Obesity is a situation where an individual has hoarded a lot of body fats that might lead to negative impacts on their health. If the weight of a person is twenty percent higher than it ought to be that person is deemed obese. If the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a person is between 24 and 30 they are considered to be normal. However if it is over thirty that person is considered obese. The first section of this essay focuses on health consequences of an overweight child the AAP guidelines of the obese child the kind of lifestyle that puts a child at stake of obesity the two feasible treatment goals of the obese child and the food plan for the obese child. The second section focuses on the abstract of an original research article that a child’s risk factors that lead to obesity include physical activities dietary intake and sedentary demeanors. Family characteristics such as the lifestyle of parents and parenting styles also play a significant role. Environmental factors such as parents’ work-related necessities demography and the school policies influence the eating habits of the child. Bridget concludes her research by saying that the primary challenges facing most clinicians are improving the criteria of overweight measures and interventions that alleviates negative effects of obesity (Bridget 2014). Evaluation of individual differences might also shade some light into the comprehension of the childhood obesity. References Bridget F. (2014). Childhood Obesity: Contributions of Developmental Research to Interventions. Student Psychology Journal 1 163-178. Available at psychology.tcd.ie S. & Hassink S. (2015). The Role of the Pediatrician in Primary Prevention of Obesity. PEDIATRICS 136(1) e275-e292. dx.doi.org Koplan J. Liverman H.(2005). Preventing childhood obesity. Washington D.C.: National Academies Press. [...]
There are two sections to this assignment. First is the case study and then there is the extra credit.