11 - Middle Childhood Physical Development

11 - Middle Childhood Physical Development - Chapter 11...

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Chapter 11 Middle Childhood: Physical Development Exam is Tuesday, December 19 th 8:00-9:50am Study Guide – December 15 th Middle Childhood: Children between the ages of 6 and 12 Physical Development in Middle Childhood - Children add about 2-3 inches in height and 5 pounds in weight each year - Girls are slightly shorter and lighter than boys, but by age 9, this trend is reversed - As they get older, girls tend to have more body fat and boys tend to have more muscle - Importance of nutrition - Good nutrition and rapid development of the body’s immune system work together to prevent disease - Poverty continues to be a powerful predictor of health problems in middle childhood - The most common vision problem is myopia, or nearsightedness, nearly 25% of children are affected Common Health Issues - 25% of American children suffer from obesity - Obesity: greater than 20 percent increase over average body weight - Causes of obesity in childhood: - Overweight parents (genetics & food practices) - Low SES families may lack knowledge of healthy diet, also low-cost food
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HDFL 124 taught by Professor Koivunen during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stout.

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