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Health Behavior: Models and Theories with Obesity

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As individuals and families spend more time in front of televisions, playing video games, surfing the internet, etc., incidence and prevalence rates of overweight and obese people in throughout the world increase. Based on the article, describe family, community, and school level strategies you would use in planning an obesity prevention program.

The following items in particular will be assessed:

1. Identify two specific strategies (family, community, or school level) you would use to plan an obesity prevention program. Include evidence-based information as to why you believe these strategies will be the best ones to use.
2. In your opinion, when should obesity prevention start? What should be the ideal age to start obesity prevention, knowing that lifestyle has a great impact on whether individuals will become obese?
3. Provide empirical evidence to support your position as to when obesity prevention should start.

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When planning an obesity prevention program looking at the demographics is important. Reviewing the census of the region or program service area would be a good place to start. Checking with the Centers for Disease Control in the US to see the prevalence of obesity and which population has the highest rate would help with the planning.

Putting together a comprehensive campaign, which does not single anyone out but takes a family/community approach will do better overall than featuring a finite subgroup. A clever approach might be to choose prenatal women and those with infants and toddlers for some of the ...

Solution Summary

The issue of families spending more time in front of the television, playing video games, surfing the internet, and way to remedy obesity challenges is discussed.