$25.00 USD

Fitbit - Childhood Obesity Treatment and Prevention

The World Health Organization defines Obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.

The latest numbers from 2017, have 4 million people dying worldwide each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

The current U.S. adult obesity rate is 42.4 percent, which rose from 26 percent in 2008. Rates vary greatly by state, with Mississippi being the highest at 40.8 and Colorado, the lowest at 23.8 percent.

While it is well known that adult Obesity rates are growing steadily, the prevalence of childhood obesity is on the rise as well.

The Childhood Obesity Foundation reports, as of 2019, it is estimated that over 150 million children in the world are obese and that this will increase to 206 million by 2025.

In the United States, childhood obesity has more than tripled over the last four decades.

In the 1970s, 5% of children in the United States between the ages of 2 to 19, were Obese. In the 1980s, obesity emerged as an epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using data from 2017-2020, the prevalence of obesity grew to 19.7%, affecting 14.7 million children and adolescents with the numbers ranging in certain ages.

Today, one out of six children is obese, and one out of three children is overweight or obese.

By purchasing the "FitBit - Childhood Obesity Treatment and Prevention," you will receive the complete FitBit article and FitBit Exam in your IFPA Course Library. This FitBit is worth 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).