Department

Psychology and Child Development Department

Degree Name

BS in Child Development

Date

6-2010

Advisor(s)

Jennifer Jipson

Abstract/Summary

Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed in the recent years. These trends are alarming since childhood obesity has been linked to numerous health conditions, socioemotional consequences, and academic consequences. This project examines the factors that have been associated with childhood obesity and the consequences of being obese or overweight for children. This project also presents lifestyle changes that parents can make to reduce the likelihood of their children becoming overweight or obese.

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