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Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY Childhood ObesitySeilin GonzalezGrand Canyon University
CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2ProblemIt is patently clear that trends or patterns regarding childhood obesity have shown significant increments over the past years. The number of children that are affected by obesity has tripled since 1980 resulting to 12.5 million kids aged 2-19 years to be subjected to this condition (Morrissey, 2013). It has also been observed that one out of three children are currentlyobese and overweight indicating that the US is facing an increasing epidemic. Notably, these statistics also demonstrate that the children that are residing within the United States have a high susceptibility to obesity. As such, there is need to develop interventions that are aimed at addressing the concern of obesity among children. The Setting or ContextThe setting for this particular research relates to schools within the state of Texas. In this case, children that are in the fourth, fifth, and six grades will be involved in the study. During thisperiod, nurses and other healthcare providers will be important in garnering information and enhancing the success of the school-based intervention program.