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    Describe an issue or problem in public health that could be addressed with a policy change, including:

    1. Who or what is affected by the current state of affairs and in what way?

    2. What needs to be done differently to improve the problem/issue?

    3. What type of policy (i.e., city/county/state ordinance, business/organizational policy) would you recommend?

    Please respond to the entire question and not with just a few sentences.The point of these questions are to provide details and to generate discussion. Answer should have citations, as well.

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    http://academic.udayton.edu/health/syllabi/Disparities/03Policy/policy004.htm

    Describe an issue or problem in public health that could be addressed with a policy change, including:

    The problem that is plaguing America and needs to be addressed with a policy change in school systems across the country is obesity. Obesity in America has been declared an epidemic, and the most alarming rates of obesity exist in younger demographics, which generally dictates that these children will continue into adulthood as obese adults. This will add to the massive costs to society that obesity contributes from loss of employee hours to hospital care from the many diseases that are developed as a result of obesity. Therefore, this issue needs to be addressed early in life with school-aged children as it is far more difficult to stop obese adults from engaging in negative behavior that facilitates or worsens their obesity while legislative action can be taken to develop rules and regulations that can be implemented in school districts across the country.

    1. Who or what is affected by the current state of affairs and in what way?

    The current state of affairs isn't ideal for school children as many schools offer children foods of minimal nutritional value with some schools still allowing fast food restaurants to provide their services in high schools and ...

    Solution Summary

    Public health policy change is examined. Who is affected by the current state of affairs is determined.

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