ECE 214 - Week 1 - Assignment

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Nutrition Issues

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Running Head: NUTRITION1Nutrition IssuesKaryn Lenhardt-BettsECE-214 Nutrition and Health of Children and FamiliesInstructor: Lynn MorrisonMarch 24, 2014NUTRITION2Nutrition IssuesProper health and nutrition is of critical importance to the growth and development of youngchildren. Yet many American children suffer from nutrition issues across the world. Since obesity isbecoming an epidemic across the United States and the world this form of malnutrition is important toaddress. There are many impacts of childhood obesity which effect childrens growth, development,and socialization. It is important for childcare providers to cooperate with all spears of a childs life tohelp combat obesity and nutrition concerns.Malnutrition is usually associated with growth failure, many do not think of obesity as a form ofmalnutrition. Not only is obesity a form of malnutrition, it is often associated with micronutrientdeficiencies, as children consume adequate protein and excess calories, but not from nutrient-densefoods (Groark, 2012). According to the Obesity Society, in the last thirty years the number of obesechildren has tripled. Certain nationalities like Hispanic and African Americans are more likely to beobese. Childhood obesity has become one of the most common nutritional disorders of children andadolescents. (Obesity Society, n.d.)According to WebMD, being obese means having so much body fat that your health is indanger (WebMD, n

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