Obesity Epidemic Assignment
As you watch the “Obesity Epidemic”, make notes below:
- Three main conditions have contributed to the rise in obesity: societal, economic and cultural. List contributing factors in each category.
Societal Economic Cultural
- Solutions for the epidemic should include individuals, communities, local governments, and schools. List possible solutions below in each area.
Individuals Communities/Local Governments Schools
- In groups, answer the following questions:
- What are health risks associated with being overweight and obese?
- Why is obesity continuing to rise with all of the research, diets, and programs available?
- Discuss two community programs targeted to help reduce childhood obesity. Are they effective? Why or why not?
- Analyze the positive and negative aspects of the school cafeteria. Suggest realistic changes.
- What is the role of parents/families in fighting obesity?
- Discuss specific things that teens should focus on to achieve and maintain healthy body weight.