Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define childhood obesity as _____.

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1. All of the following are environmental factors that may contribute to childhood obesity, EXCEPT _____.

2. Aiden has Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that results in a child chronically overeating. What complaint is Aiden's mom likely to hear from her son?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Childhood obesity has several different factors and ways of prevention, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of them. Some of the factors and prevention methods will include a balanced diet and environmental factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • A statement that isn't a recommendation for a balanced diet
  • Phrase that refers to a genetic disorder where a child overeats due to never feeling full
  • False statement about a balanced diet
  • Childhood obesity risk factor related to a child's environment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related childhood obesity lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of environmental and genetic factors to evaluate how each contributes to childhood obesity
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase childhood obesity

Additional Learning

For more information on how a balanced diet is beneficial to children, review the corresponding lesson called Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Body Mass Index
  • Factors that give rise to childhood obesity
  • The importance of a balanced diet