A Comparison of Childhood Obesity, Technology, Exercise and Academic Habits Among Urban and Suburban Students in Ohio

  • Don Martin Professor and Director, Urban School Counseling Program Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
  • Magy Martin Professor, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Abstract

Nearly 40% of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese and there has been a need to determine what factors contribute to these obesity rates among children. The authors examined over 600 children in Ohio, grades K- 8, in two urban and four suburban school districts regarding their behavioral patterns in relation to childhood obesity, exercise and academic habits. A questionnaire was administered to each student by a school counseling intern. The authors interviewed children and asked questions related to their eating habits, exercise, family dynamics, use of technology and study habits. From their results, the authors propose a number of interventions that they believe can be helpful for these children.

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Published
2017-05-11
How to Cite
Martin, D., & Martin, M. (2017). A Comparison of Childhood Obesity, Technology, Exercise and Academic Habits Among Urban and Suburban Students in Ohio. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(12). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n12p%p
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