Childhood Obesity Case Study

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Pages: 4

Assignment Name (Annotated Bibliography)

Potential Project Report Title
An examination of the effects of increasing awareness of obesity's relationship to the consumption of processed foods

Student Name: Hadi Hamali
Student Number: 201297846
Course Name (MSTM 410A)
Program of Study (Bachelor of Food Technology)
Facilitator Name: Christopher McCulloch
Supervisor Name: Fawaz Al-Qarni
Submission Date: Feb 16,2016

Source Entry #1
Source Type: Article
Mahshid Dehghan, N. A.-D. (2005). Childhood obesity, prevalence and prevention. Nutrition Journal , 4-24.
Page Number Length: This article is 8 pages in length
Author Credibility
The issues of obesity in the children and a relationship is being
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The author has described that childhood obesity has reached to the higher level in the popular countries. All the authors have aggregated on the opinion that the epidemic obesity controlling strategy must be implemented in order to reduce the higher level of obesity in the children. This prevention may be done using the primary resources to the prevention of obesity and overweight issue in the children. In addition, the author has described that many of the steps taken to the prevention of obesity are based on the controlling the dieting habits of the people and increasing the exercising awareness in the people. However, yet 50% of the individuals are obese and they are facing health …show more content…
The nutrition transition in popular countries is related with a major change from the consuming of staple crops and whole grains to mostly processed foods. Based on the article the author, used generalized methods of moments (GMM) regression to test the promotion of processed foods consumption to the spread of overweight in Guatemala. Based on the data, it showed the relationship between the partially and highly processed foods. For the partially processed foods there is at least a 3.95% of increase rate on BMl within the family members between aged 10 and above. On the other hand, the highly processed food showed at least a 4.25% of increase rate on BMl of individuals; there fore, showed the effect of highly processed foods is strongest than the other. Overall, the author has described the issues of having high prevalence of overweight/obesity within Guatemala are partially and highly processed foods that consuming in household. However, at the end the author suggested that supermarkets should be motivated to play an active role within the society since they are the major sources of processed foods, which could be an important way to reduce the issue of unhealthy foods being consuming by increasing the healthy food items choice within the