Childhood obesity an emerging problem in Montserrat

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyle Childhood obesity an emerging problem in Montserrat by: – February 7, 2012 18 Views   no discussions Photo credit: howtolosebellyfatsoon.comBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — Childhood obesity and overweight is an emerging problem in Montserrat says the Ministry of Health and a screening programme has begun to decrease the disease burden among youth.Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on Basic metabolic rate (BMI). “Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern,” a statement from the ministry said.One of the ministry’s objectives in the 2011-2012 Operational Plan is to strengthen the Maternal and Child Health Programme through enhanced strategies to address childhood obesity by March 2012. This will enable the staff to collect data on the BMI for the seven to nine year olds and also increase the opportunity for interventions such as counselling and or exercise programs and referrals.The programme commenced on 23 January.A statement from the ministry said, “The first problems to occur in obese children are usually emotional or psychological. Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, sleeping problems, cancer and other disorders. It is the Ministry’s goal to address obesity and detect as early as possible and correct any correctable defects that are present at this stage of your child’s life.”by Nerissa Goldenlast_img read more


Lady Bulldogs Fall Short Against Lady Golden Bears

first_imgLady Pirates Soccer hosted Shelbyville Golden Bears losing 5-2. The game started with two more seniors honoring their Influential Faucaly members at GCHS. Senior Alaina Nobbe (#17) honored Mrs. Heather Comer and Senior Captain Haley Bockover (#18) honored Mr. Nick Messer.   The Pirates passing game looked greatly improved from the last few games. This lead to an early goal. With only four minutes off the clock, Haley Bockover found the back of the net with an assist from Kayla Haycock. The Golden Bears managed to answer that goal a minute later. The Pirates second goal came from a carrying drive from midfield by Mykenzi Morlan and a long shot from the outer corner of the 18 to sail high into the goal. This was Morlan’s first High School Career Goal.  At the half, the score was tied. The Bears managed to score three goals in the second half to finish the highly emotional game with a score of 5-2 with the Bears on top. This takes the Lady Pirates record to 1-6-3. The Pirates travel to Rushville Saturday. Game time is 10 A.M.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.last_img read more


Cleveland St., Oakland meet in Horizon tourney

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 2, 2020 Cleveland St., Oakland meet in Horizon tourney Associated Press center_img LEADING THE CHARGE: Oakland’s Xavier Hill-Mais has averaged 16.7 points and 8.2 rebounds while Rashad Williams has put up 15.5 points. For the Vikings, Algevon Eichelberger has averaged 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Torrey Patton has put up 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Hill-Mais has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Oakland field goals over the last five games. The senior forward has accounted for 38 field goals and 18 assists in those games.SHARING THE BURDEN: Cleveland State is a perfect 6-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 5-20 when fewer than four Vikings players score in double-figures.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Cleveland State’s Patton has attempted 57 3-pointers and connected on 43.9 percent of them, and is 6 for 16 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cleveland State has attempted the second-most free throws among all Horizon teams. The Vikings have averaged 21.7 free throws per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 seed Cleveland State (11-20, 7-11) vs. No. 6 seed Oakland (13-18, 8-10)Horizon Conference Tourney First Round, Athletics Center Orena, Oakland, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Cleveland State is set to match up against Oakland in the first round of the Horizon tourney. Oakland won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last met on Feb. 13, when the Golden Grizzlies shot 48.3 percent from the field en route to a 79-74 victory.last_img read more