Most countries have made it a priority to develop interventions in an attempt to stop this crisis (Summerbell, 2005). The prevalence of obesity in children is increasing in populations all over the world…
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t (2003) planning model will be used due to the need to design a societal structure for this intervention combined with some of the characteristics of empowerment.
Obesity continues to be a growing problem for the UK and childhood obesity is no exception. The most recent survey statistics (2001) indicate that 8.5% of 6 year olds and 15% of 15 year olds are obese (Chinn, 2001). Obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes and heart disease as well as early mortality. The prevalence of this kind of obesity has increased rapidly since the 1990’s.
Studies like the one done by Donnelly, Jacobsen, and Whatley (1998) show that school/pre-school interventions work best for the population that is important for this intervention which are children ages 5-15. These studies show that these programs work best when both diet and exercise are combined in the same intervention (Donnelly, et.al., 1998). Increasing physical activity levels improves not only the obesity but the other problems that are developed early by these children such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. It is shown in the reviewed literature that the need for education and activities are important but it is also suggested that those be carried into the home as many children do well in an intervention in school and destroy the gains they have made when they go home.
There are many health promotion intervention programs in effect right now due to the urgency of solving the problem. In a meta-analysis completed by Harris, Kuramoto, and Schulzer (2009), 18 studies were reviewed in which 18, 141 children met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed. The study duration lasted from 6 months to 3 years and the participants were primarily elementary school children. The results of these studies did not show improvement in BMI but there was decrease in waist size and decrease in lipids and blood sugar.
There has also been the new dietary guidelines for healthy eating which was initiated by the Department
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The campaign is geared towards ensuring that the target groups of populations are living according to the provided health standards and precautions. Among the aspects that are under regulation include eating habits, exercises and adherence to health promoting standards (Kegler 2002).
According to O’Donnell (2009, p. iv), “Health Promotion is the art and science of helping people discover the synergies between their core passions and optimal health, enhancing their motivation to strive for optimal health.”
Additionally, improper, insufficient, and unclean shelters for the homeless affect the determinants of cleanliness and good health. The far-reaching health impacts on homeless are not only felt by individual homeless but also by their families, communities, and the government.
Method of Dealing with Health Related Behaviour Or Lifestyle Related Health Issue Chosen By The Approaches 8 2ci. Policy Context 9 2cii. Policy Support 10 2cii. (a) Government Policy That Is Health Lives, Health People (DH 2010) and How It Supports Health Promotion 11 2ciii.
The organization is involved in defining research agenda while stimulating the creation, transformation and propagation of valuable health knowledge. Secondly, the WHO is tasked in shaping healthy norms and principles that will guide nations in formulating health promotion policies, and this also includes the monitoring their implementation and offering advice where appropriate based on international standards.
The country, at the moment, has a well established programme of events in a wide variety of sectors across the nation. There are numerous factors, which persuade the act of ending the life of one’s self, and; therefore, it needs an all-inclusive action, from endorsing resiliency to support and crisis management (Anderton, 2006).
According to Roper, Logan, and Tierney model, nursing is a biopsychosocial way where in practice, the nurses are supposed to take measures that help patients to find their own way of adapting to the necessary changes. If existing health behaviour is deviation from normal, this adaptation will need change of behaviour.