Nutrition And Weight Status On The City Of Miami Gardens, Florida, Dade County

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McDonalds, Burger king, Checkers, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Popeyes Louisiana Chicken; Just to name a few, are the most leading fast food that contribute to a lot of health problems in the United States of America. For example, a double quarter pounder with cheese that only cost $4.79 from McDonalds contains 740 in calories, 42g of fat, 43g carbohydrates, 47g protein and 1300mg in sodium. Obesity contributes to a lot of health problems and is growing rapidly. This is the main reason why I would like to focus my study in Nutrition and Weight Status in the city of Miami Gardens, Florida, Dade County. It is the city where I reside and can witness first hand the concern for our future generation. Body weight and diet are highlights of…show more content…
The funding of the program will be through donations from local hospitals, clinics, schools and parents. The program is schedule for the summer for the duration of two months. We will start on June 21st through August 24th of 2015. The community would get together twice a week at a local park to share ideas and participate in activities such as sports and walkathons. We would also educate kids on how important it is to drop the video game controls and go outside breathe fresh air, get some sunlight and get more involved in physical activities. Our weekly schedule consists of meeting up every Mondays and Tuesdays for an educational session about the food pyramid and vitamins. On Fridays we will have activities, such as sports and games. Saturdays will be reserved for walkathons and getting the word out.
There are several ways that we are going to educate the young generations of ways to not only help them maintain a normal weight but also to educate them on the nutritious facts. For example, the amount of nutrition that are good to consume and how much is healthy for the body on a daily basis. First and foremost, a way to better assist the people in the community is to implement a program that could help them choose to eat healthy, exercise regularly and overall take better care of them selves. Moreover, getting the targeted audience involved such as the children
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