Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, Childhood Obesity, Junk Food

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Children’s Health and Activity Modification
Program
CHAMP: A Lifestyle Intervention for Obese Children and Their Families
Health Bite: Western Foot Patrol
Video: Joseph’s Story (W5-CTV News)
Joseph is 11 and weighs almost 200 pounds
1/3 children are overweight or obese
Too much video games, tv, and junk food
Genes are a factor not just what you eat
40% of obesity is genetic and the rest is lifestyle
Obese children has tripled in Canada far exceeding adults in the last 25 years
Hoping the “fat camp” (camp shane) will help even though it will put them in debt
500 kids per session and 100 on the waiting list
The first day Joseph has an anxiety attack and wants to of home
Longer kids stay obese, more likely to be obese for the rest of their life
Health care system is unprepared
Lock kids up to help them slim down
Kids will go back to a culture that has taken movement out of their daily lives
Even though Joseph spent hours and hours in front of the tv, he kept up is healthy
eating and walks and lost a total of 42 points
Lack of family involvement
Critical Thinking Exercise
What were the reasons the reporter gave for why Joseph was overweight?
-Video games, fast food, tv, no time for grocery shopping
-Common thing: a lot of blame on kids and parents
-No emphasis on the environment
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-Environment has changed: norm to always have junk food
“Everything about our culture that you have to lock kids up to slim them down”
-bootcamp philosophy
-appropriate approach for children with obesity?
not teaching them outside of the camp strategies
very drastic change
crash diet tough to apply in the real world
completely deprived of junk food so couldn't even access it
associated experience with a negative culture
calling it a “fat camp”, they are already being stigmatized and teased
should be focused on mental aspect not physical aspect, arrival fallacy
didn’t focus on building self-esteem
food addictions weren’t addressed
Should parents be involved in programs targeting childhood obesity? Why? Why not?
What strategies could be used to involve and engage parents?
Should children be involved in programs targeting childhood obesity?
What is weight bias?
negative attitudes that affect our interactions with other people
stereotypes leading to:
-stigma
-rejection
-prejudice
-discrimination
Verbal physical, relational, cyber bullying
Subtle (pictures being used to depict people with obesity) or overt
Questions to increase self-awareness of weight bias
What are my own attitudes towards people with obesity?
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Do I hold any stereotype believes about their character, intelligence, worth?
Do I speak sensitively and appropriately with people who have obesity?
Addressing the Problem
According to the American Dietetic Association (2006), tamil-based interventions
targeting paediatric obesity should include:
-Promotion of physical activity
-Parent training/modelling
-behavioural counselling
-nutritional education
Evidence that group based dynamics interventions are effective for adherence to
physical activity
CHAMP: Lifestyle intervention for children with obesity and their families
Community Partnerships (not tested on)
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
YMCA of Western Ontario
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Children’s hospital of western ontario
family service thames valley
thames called family practice research network
London anti-bullying coalition
western campus community police service
field trip partners
London knights hockey
CCH secondary school
UWO football
Superstore cooking school
-Have a lot of community partners, and need community support
-Community based setting and program: real world setting
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Champ: a lifestyle intervention for obese children and their families. Video games, fast food, tv, no time for grocery shopping. Common thing: a lot of blame on kids and parents. Environment has changed: norm to always have junk food: everything about our culture that you have to lock kids up to slim them down . What is weight bias: negative attitudes that affect our interactions with other people, stereotypes leading to: Discrimination: verbal physical, relational, cyber bullying, subtle (pictures being used to depict people with obesity) or overt. Addressing the problem: according to the american dietetic association (2006), tamil-based interventions targeting paediatric obesity should include: Nutritional education: evidence that group based dynamics interventions are effective for adherence to physical activity. Champ: lifestyle intervention for children with obesity and their families. Have a lot of community partners, and need community support. Community based setting and program: real world setting. Was it effect to improve: speci c objectives:

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