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Childhood obesity summary

Choose a health topic. This topic needs to be a community health issue that is relevant to your community. The topic can address a community health concern, a social need, an environmental concern, or any other topic to be covered in this course. I choose obesity.

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Physical activity and eating styles are influenced by many sectors of society, including to but not limited to: families, community agencies, primary care providers, faith based institutions such as churches, businesses and marketing, government agencies, mainstream and community media, and educational institutions.

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Obesity in children is an epidemic which generally spans into adulthood. The issues rise or decline may depend on the extent to which efforts are made to bring different sectors of society together to ensure that children/teens (and adults), are given the knowledge, tools and environments necessary to make healthy choices (CDC, 2007). The goal is to prevent childhood and youth obesity, by promoting healthy eating and adding physical activities so that they can become adult role models of good health in society.

Since these habits develop early in life, a focus on childhood obesity may be beneficial for your project and the public health field. Additionally, there are mounds of information concerning childhood obesity for ...

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Physical activity and eating styles are influenced by many sectors of society, including to but not limited to: families, community agencies, primary care providers, faith based institutions such as churches, businesses and marketing, government agencies, mainstream and community media, and educational institutions.

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