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    Community Interventions for Childhood Obesity

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    Imagine that by completing an assessment of your community, you identify that 20% of the population is obese (including children). Why do you think there has been a rise in obesity? Develop possible community interventions to address this issue.

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    In the United States, the prevalence of childhood obesity tripled between 1980 and 2000, and in Australia it almost doubled between 1985 and 1995. This is an important health concern, as obesity has been shown to be consistently associated with problems such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes. Considering the eating habits of an average American adolescent and the fact that only 6% of adolescents meet the recommended level of 60 min/day of physical ...

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    This solution hypothesizes reasons for which there has been an increase in childhood obesity and proposes interventions to address this problem.