BURBANK, CA, February 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Childhood Obesity is skyrocketing. It is not only a national problem, but a global epidemic. And is destroying the health, welfare and future of our nation's children. With no end in sight.
The facts and statistics are alarming:
According to research, over 1 billion people are overweight worldwide. The obesity rate in children has tripled in the last 30 years. Over 9 million children in the United States are considered obese. Included is over 20% of children under the age of 12. For toddlers under the age of 5, obesity levels have tripled to over 13% in the same amount of time. Over 30 percent of major health and medical problems are a result of Obesity, which include heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, gall bladder disease and asthma. Hospital costs for children have quadrupled in the last 20 years. Childhood Obesity now results in Obesity at the adult stage as much as 70 percent. And if one of the child's parents is obese, that rate jumps to over 80 percent. Childhood obesity leads to antisocial and depressive tendencies, which leads to lifetime psychological effects. With this growing global epidemic, what can be done to change the world and save children's lives?
Ms. Dockery's reference book is the first of its kind to show a direct link between Childhood Obesity and Child Abuse. Childhood obesity is a preventable medical disorder that fulfills the legal definition of Child Abuse. Through extensive research, and finding that it captures the lives of children and is transferred to adulthood, remaining a constant lifelong problem, this book shows and educates the reader that Childhood Obesity could and should be considered a legalized form of Child Abuse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Opal Dockery is an award-winning actress, writer, poet and speaker. A former burlesque dancer for over 20 years, she is the author of many books, including the inspirational autobiography THOUGHTS OF A STRIPPER: A Mother's Story. Ms. Dockery has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. She has been a vegetarian/vegan for over 40 years, and is an animal rights activist.
A CONSIDERATION THAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY COULD BE CLASSIFIED AS LEGALIZED CHILD ABUSE
Category: Reference / Diet & Health / Parenting & Family / Child Abuse
ISBN: 978-0-557-72365-2 / Paperback $18.00
6 x 9 inches / 118 Pages
Dixie Publishing is a book publishing company that specializes in independent and alternative books---
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