Date

3-2011

Degree Name

BS in Social Sciences

Department

Social Sciences Department

Advisor(s)

Maliha Zulfacar and Dawn Neill

Abstract

Childhood obesity has become a major problem in Corporate America. Our youth’s health is at risk, the statistics are alarming, and childhood obesity is largely preventable. In order to solve the childhood obesity epidemic, government action, both state and federal, needs to be taken by passing nutrition standard laws. Also, the built environment should support an active lifestyle rather than one based on fast food and lack of exercise. Families should adopt a healthy lifestyle including having adequate fruits and vegetables at home along with exercising daily.

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