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Childhood Obesity. The Facts

CHILDHOOD OBESITY. THE FACTS. Ø safefood ABOUT CHILDHOOD OBESITY I in 4 children is overweight or obese Obese children are likely to become obese adults Age in years Risk in Boys Risk in Girls <8 years Tin 5 Tin 3 >l in 2 2 in 3 8-13 years Tin 3 >13 years Tin 2 Parents find it difficult to recognise that their child's weight is not healthy 54% 20% of parents of overweight of parents of obese children. children.. .reported that they are ʼabout the right' weight for their height ABOUT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3/4 children in Northern Ireland DO NOT MEET Government Physical Activity Guidelines 4/5 children in the Republic of Ireland DO NOT MEET Government Physical Activity Guidelines Preschool children on the island of Ireland watch an average of 2 hours 2:09 9 minutes television a day 34% of preschool children have a TV in their bedroom ABOUT CHILDREN'S DIETS Many children DO NOT MEET the dietary recommendations for fruit and vegetables, saturated fat or sugar Recommended intake Actual intake Fruit and vegetable portions 2-3 % energy from added sugars <10% 14 – 15% FIZZY 1/5 of the energy intake from a child's diet comes from sugary drinks, biscuits, confectionery, chocolate and cake WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? SHORT TERM EFFECTS LONG TERM EFFECTS A problems with bone health A cancer A heart disease A breathing difficulties type 2 diabetes A psychological and social issues

Childhood Obesity. The Facts

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Facts and stats pertaining to childhood obesity from including the short term and long term effects.




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