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Week 3 discussion NURS-6512 The scenario: an overweight 5-year-old boy who has parents that are also overweight. In the United States, the obesity rates in children have tripled in the last three decades (Obesity Society, 2014). An estimated one of every six children are overweight, with children of Mexican and Native American decent being at highest risk for weights greater than the 85 percentiles, with estimates between 35-40 % (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[CDC], 2017). These numbers make obesity the most common nutritional disorder in the United States. The purpose of this week’s discussion explores how to gather information and encourage parental involvement in assuring and maintaining a healthy weight for their child. In the scenario, both parents are overweight. Studies have shown that children with two obese parents are 10-12 times more likely to be obese than children with parents that are not overweight ( Fuemmeler, Lovelady, Zucker, & Ostbye,2013). The
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