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Raising Obesity Awareness

Raising Obesity Awareness

Simple Question ~ How can YOU help decrease the obesity rates in the United States?

Due to increasing trends, raising obesity awareness is very important!  There is an incredible, detailed report called “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens American’s Future 2010”.  (I referenced this document in many papers for my degree.)  Even though it’s 124 pages, I highly recommend reading it.  The sections include: obesity rates and related trends, state responsibilities and policies, federal policies and programs, spotlight issue – removing barriers to healthy choices, public opinion survey, and conclusion and recommendations.  There are also two appendices: fast fact about obesity, and methodology for obesity and other rates using BRFSS.    http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/Obesity2010Report.pdf

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site has more information on obesity.  Specifically, this link is in regards to childhood obesity.  Healthy habits need to begin at a VERY early age!  http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/

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