subject of this paper is overweight and obesity among adults in the U.S. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of scale of the problem of overweight and obesity. A literature review on the topic was conducted with the goal of identifying factors that have proven to be successful in weight loss programs. Then the Health Belief Model will be described and applied to a proposed weight loss intervention. 1. Overview of Obesity Overweight and obesity is an urgent and universal problem.
Obesity disproportionally affects certain minority youth populations. According to the NHANES found African American and Mexican American adolescents between ages 12-19 were more likely to be overweight, the percentile ratio show that 21 to 23 percent respectively than non-Hispanic White adolescents in children 6-11 years old and 22 percent of Mexican American children were overweight, whereas 20 percent of African American children and14 percent of non Hispanic White children were overweight.
The Achievement Gap among Minority Students The achievement gap in America is at an alarming rate among minority students such as African American, Native American, and Hispanic students. Among their academics, the biggest struggles are in the subject areas of math and reading compared to other nationalities such as Caucasian and Asian peers. This review will focus on whether this bridge of neglect could be identified, researched, implemented, and then corrected before these students reach the
Artika Devi/13828526 What are the causes of obesity among children in New Zealand? EP1: Written Enquiry Plan Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication 18/08/2014 EP1: Written Enquiry Plan Using structured paragraphs and correct APA referencing, respond to the questions below (font size 12, Times New Roman, indented paragraphs, single-line spacing). For the search strategies and source evaluation sections, complete the tables by supplying detailed information. Do not remove the questions
“Your daddy went to meet you; he entered the room with a big smile, but soon it faded.” Why? I asked. He was not happy because he wants you to be a boy, she replied. I did not realize until today, how deep is the gender gap. I did not know I was a minority, perhaps I never noticed it because I never had problems speaking out at home, at school, at work. Very often I was designated the speaker of the house, of the classroom, of the office. I was that person raising the hand to express disappointment
Obesity in America is a very popular issue that has been addressed countless times. America is given the title of being lazy and fat from other people in other countries. As much fun as it is poking at useless stereotypes, it is still a very serious issue plaguing the minority children of America. Why are minority children more likely to become overweight than non-minority children? Is it based solely on genetics or are other factors involved? Not many parents are aware of their children’s increasing
Obesity is becoming an epidemic all around the nation and is now officially considered a disease. The purpose of this study is to prove that obesity is a preventable factor among Americans and obesity should be considered the cause to a vast amount of different diseases, but not a disease by itself. This topic is significantly vital to the American society because obesity can decrease life expectancy and increase the number of deaths rates that occur in the United States. Among many other cons
Obesity among children ages 6-18 in the United States Obesity is a major issue not only in the United States, but also around the world. It is dangerous, and it can lead to many health problems. Obesity can causes short and long term health problems; children with obesity are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, and to develop pre-diabetes. Research shows that, “In a population-based sample of 5-17-years-old, 70 percent of obese children had at least one risk factor
A minority group is defined as “a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their lives than members of a dominant or majority group”(1). Most minority groups are defined by common characteristics such as distinguishing skin colors, language, and are commonly tight-knit and have high amounts of marriages within the group. Members of these groups fall victim to colonialism, the maintenance of power for the long term from one territory by another. Victims of these
Chaisri Obesity among Thai Children The numbers of obese children in Thailand are wondering! Refer to the World Health Organization report, Thailand is appropriate example of obesity problem. The obesity among Thai children, ages 5 to 12 in year 2004 – 2006 to nearly 16 percent – 4 percent increase from only a couple of years ago, or are rage to 1 million people1. It mentions that, the obesity trend in Thai children growth up faster than other countries in Asia. Obesity problem has effected