Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 21, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963848 | Print ISBN: 9781412916882 | Online ISBN: 9781412963848| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
We cannot create observers by saying “observe,” but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. Obesity is a medical term used to describe the amount of weight over the normal or healthy standard. It is also thought of as the amount of excess fat that one is storing on one's body. The issue of obesity was once a rarity in children and most commonly seen in adults, but in the past 20 years, the rate of obesity has more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents. Figures ranging from 16% to 30% report that children and adolescents are either at risk or are over-weight. As the incidence of childhood obesity continues to rise, so do the incidences of secondary diseases. Over-Weight children and adolescents are being diagnosed with “adult” illnesses more than ever, and The ...