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DQ 5/obesity:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report three alarming facts regarding childhood and adolescent obesity:

  1. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  2. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
  3. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. (CDC, 2014).  Review the CDC website regarding this topic.

Overweight children and adolescents are at an increased risk for Diabetes Type II. Many school districts within Washington State are now taking an active role in identifying obese children while promoting healthy diet and physical activity (example: Washington Action for Healthy Kids, 2014).

Discussion topic (find useful and appropriate sources such as the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics).  

Provide a  numbered, separate paragraph for each question.   There are 5 questions (your answers should reflect information learned from the readings/website(s).

(1)Do you feel this is an appropriate responsibility of school districts?  Why or why not?  

(2) Do you feel that policies aimed at school wide interventions are enough to address the issue of childhood obesity?  Why or why not?

(3)What types of programs for healthy diet and physical activity can you find for Washington State Schools?  Look at the district websites for the area in which you live – what types of programs are available for healthy living and physical activity?  

(4). Is this a national program (refer to your answer for #3) or something specific to Washington (or your district)?  If you cannot find information within your local school district then pick a bigger school district in the State if needed.

(5).  Do they publish data about the efficacy of the program?  What district website did you visit?  If they didn’t post efficacy, what information did they provide about outcomes and effectiveness?


Use your text book and reliable sources.  Use your own words.  I expect a meaningful short paragraph response to each question asked.  Post your answers in order as listed above. Do not cut and paste anything.   You may use a quote to support your answer but you may NOT use a quote as the answer.  

Discussion Directions: 

Through threaded discussions you will exchange ideas with other class participants.  You will be required to complete a minimum of two meaningful posts per discussion question during this course [your original post answering all the questions and responses to one other classmate postings]. 


  1. Make your initial post answering the questions prompt by Thursday.
  2. Initial posts must be a minimum of 300 words in length and include two (2) valid references [textbook, nutrition journal article, or nutrition professional website] in APA format.
  3. Nutrition journal articles must be:  (1) Less than 5 years old and (2) A minimum of two [2] pages in length
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