Childhood Obesity: Injuries, Physical Activity Recommendations and Behavior Change Strategies

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Presented at 2015 Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA.


Transcript of Childhood Obesity: Injuries, PA Recs, & Behavior Change

Childhood Obesity: Injuries, PA Recs, & Behavior Change Missouri & Childhood Obesity Obese Definition = Youth (2-19 yrs) BMI 95th percentile Missouri Youth (10-17 yrs) = 28% overweight or obese Nationally - 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese Obese Preschoolers (2-5yrs) are 5X more likely to be obese adults Missouri Preschoolers = 12.9% obese (low income) Childhood obesity costs nationally = $14 billionnually Obese School Aged Children = higher rates of absenteeism & poorer academic performance...