Conference Title
International Conference on Childhood Obesity
Conference Dates
29 - 30 Aug 2016
Submission Deadline
15 Aug 2016 ( Submission is closed )
Official Web Site
Hilton Atlanta Airport 1031 Virginia Avenue N/A Atlanta, 30354 Georgia, USA
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Conference series LLC cordially invites all the participants from all over the world to attend the International Conference on Childhood Obesity going to held during August 29-30, 2016 in Atlanta, USA. The conference theme is To unfold the intricacy of being fit.

All attendees can avail CPD Credits (Continuing Professional Development) by the CPD Office

Childhood Obesity 2016 conference aims to promote and share knowledge on current research trends and treatment modalities in Pediatric Obesity and Treatment. Scientists, Professors, CEO’s, Research professionals, Scholars, Policy makers, Early childhood and after school providers, Food system professionals, Public health professionals, Business delegates and PhD students in allied disciplines across the globe under a single roof gather in Atlanta, USA to speak on novel therapeutic technologies and prevention strategies on Childhood Obesity.

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban areas. Children become heavy and obese for different reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating disorders, or a combination of these factors. Only in rare cases is being overweight caused by a medical disorder such as a hormonal problem. A physical exam and some blood tests can rule out the possibility of a medical condition as the cause for obesity.

A child's total nutrition and activity level play an important role in determining a child's weight. Today, many children spend more time being inactive. For example, the average child spends approximately four hours each day watching television. As computers and video games become gradually more popular, the number of hours of inactivity may increase.

The prevalence of obesity in children has increased at an upsetting rate. Globally, in 2013 the most number of overweight children under the age of 5 to 17. In developing countries, children who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, pulmonary dysfunction, allergy, immunity disorders, social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.

Childhood Obesity Prevention:

Serving more fruits and vegetables
Making sure your child eats breakfast every day
Eating fast food very often
Not using food as a reward
Drinking lots of water
Limit sugar-sweetened beverages, sugar, sodium and saturated fat.
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