Childhood Obesity : Nutrition And Weight Status

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Childhood Obesity The HHS Prevention Strategies chosen for this paper is the CDC’s Healthy Communities Program (HCP), which falls under the initiative of Nutrition and Weight Status. The main topic that this strategy will be used to discuss is childhood obesity. The specific program under this strategy that is going to be discussed herein would be the School-Based Physical Education Plan, which falls directly under the HCP.
HHS Prevention Strategy
The HCP works in collaboration with the local, state, territory and national partnerships that work to prevent chronic diseases and reduce health gaps. The main idea is to increase the skills and commitment of the community leaders and stakeholders so that they are able to come together, cooperate with each other and develop and promote long-term strategies that would result in the helping the community members make healthy choices with regards to where they live, learn, work and play. Some of the key factors that the HCP works to help raise the awareness in, as these are responsible in increasing the risk of disease, include physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and the use of tobacco (including exposure to secondhand smoke). It has been noted that several types of chronic illnesses, which include stroke, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, afflict many Americans. About 70% of the deaths in the US are as a result of chronic disease and they also work to debilitate the people’s lives when they are alive. It…
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