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Running head: SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE OBESITY1Solutions to Reduce ObesityAshley WhiteKaplan UniversitySS270: Social ProblemsAshley LeiningerMay 16, 2015
SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE OBESITY2Solutions to Reduce Obesity“A social problem is a condition that undermines the well-being of some or all membersof a society and is usually a matter of public controversy” (Macionis, 2013). According to theMayo Clinic (May 13, 2014), “Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount ofbody fat.” Obesity certainly undermines the well being of many in our society. The IowaDepartment of Public Health helps to provides solutions to reduce obesity. I choose to do aninterview, via e-mail, with Dennis Haney. He is a Community Health Consultant with the IowaDepartment of Public Health and has been doing this for 9 years. I choose this agency becausethey provide many services living healthy.Iowa Department of Public HealthThe Iowa Department ofo Public Health partners with local public health, policymakers,health care providers, businesses, and many others to fulfill their mission of promoting andprotecting the health of Iowans (What We Do, n.d.). “Ultimately the success of obesity reductionand prevention is measured in obesity rates for the state” (D. Haney, personal communication,April 29, 2015). Mr. Haney also states that success can be measured by policy, system, and

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