WASHINGTON (AP) - The last of the children who went away to camp this summer to lose weight are returning home, where the odds are that they will regain whatever they lost. Experts in childhood obesity say the fat fight is won or lost with the child's parents, not counselors. 'If you think the camp is going to solve the problem - the child will at long last lose weight and keep it that way - you can forget it,' said Dr. Oded Bar-Or, director of the Children's Exercise and Nutrition Center.

Something must be done about the increasing number of children with weight problems, but fat camp probably isn't it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America is facing an unprecedented epidemic of childhood obesity. And with the weight comes a greater chance of contracting diabetes as well as risk factors for heart disease. Getting kids to play more and eat better could fight the weight gains, and going to camp can do both. So the experts have nothing against camp. 'Fat camp can be a nice jump start,' said Keith Ayoob, an associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association...

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20030811/D7SRR9000.html Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

338 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think that `fat camps` for children are ineffective?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The last of the children who went away to camp this summer to lose weight are returning home, where the odds are that they will regain whatever they lost. Experts in childhood obesity say the fat fight is won or lost with the child`s parents, not counselors. `If you think the camp is going to solve the problem - the child will at long last lose weight and keep it that way - you can forget it,` said Dr. Oded Bar-Or, director of the Children`s Exercise and Nutrition Center.

Something must be done about the increasing number of children with weight problems, but fat camp probably isn`t it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America is facing an unprecedented epidemic of childhood obesity. And with the weight comes a greater chance of contracting diabetes as well as risk factors for heart disease. Getting kids to play more and eat better could fight the weight gains, and going to camp can do both. So the experts have nothing against camp. `Fat camp can be a nice jump start,` said Keith Ayoob, an associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association...

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20...


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Bottom Last Post

17 yrs ago - Monday 9/29/03 - 8:19:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't they just starve the kids? because that isn't going to help once they get back home.
17 yrs ago - Monday 9/29/03 - 8:23:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
It sounds pretty pointless. If they can't lose weight on their own, nothing is going to change by going there and back.
17 yrs ago - Monday 9/29/03 - 8:52:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not hard to lose weight. All parents have to do is regulate what they're eating, and moderate it. And tell them to get their asses outside and run around or something.
17 yrs ago - Monday 9/29/03 - 10:40:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
They need to adjust their eating habits at home as well, and do more exercise. Most of the problem stems from the fact that they are too lazy and their parents keep buying them junk food!
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 2:37:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
in most cases.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 12/5/03 - 4:14:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think Fat Camps is a place where kids and teenagers can learn about what is healthy and what they need to do to become healthy. It could be a starting point for a child or teen to say I want to be healthy and get real about life so they can live a long healthy life.



You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 If a defendant is found `not guilty`, do you assume that they are innocent?

2 Should transgender people use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificates, or by what gender they most look like?

3 Have you ever gotten a small loan of a million dollars?

4 Have you ever been in a fist fight before?

5 Is Rock and Roll here to stay?

6 Would you rather have no elbows or no knees?

7 Do you think Donald Trump will become the president of the United States?

8 Is Squidward`s skin color blue or green?

9 Has anyone from youthink ever been on Jeopardy?

10 Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?

More Questions
Friends
Daily Moment of Joy
Personality Quizzes
Funny Videos
I-Am-Bored.com
Free IQ Test
The Impossible Quiz
Intelligence Test
Relationship Test
Doodie Cartoons
 
Edit