Essay assignment (500 words minimum) on the obesity and overweightness epidemic, providing two (2) short-term solutions for individuals and three (3) long-term solutions for communities.
The learning objectives for this chapter build upon concepts regarding conditions that may arise from imbalances of nutrients, food intake, and energy. One such condition is obesity and overweightness. This assignment requires students to provide 2 potential short-term solutions for individuals and 3 potential long-term solutions for communities that face health crises stemming from obesity and its complications.
Students should be able to answer the following five questions:
Note: the term communities is broad and may include specific age groups, at-risk groups, etc. Students should aim to approach this topic with a holistic mindset and critically understand the social, cultural, and economic influences behind obesity.
Students should also provide an organized list of APA-formatted citations and sources.
Student Resources/Recommended Readings