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Obesity - What is Going On Here??? Obesity is a nationwide problem that consists of a variety of factors such as; physical activity, diet, genetic predisposition, education levels and socio-economic class. (Hurt, Kulisek, Buchanan, & McClave, 2010) Over the last thirty years, significant changes have been seen in obesity rates, with statistics showing that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in adults and children. This increase is in part due to our current culture regarding food and activity levels combined with an economic climate where healthy eating is expensive and families living on a tight budget cannot afford to purchase many healthy food choices. (Drewnowski, 2009) Our current culture also provides amble opportunities to impact the minds of young people, predisposing them to making unhealthy food choices through television and social media advertising. (Hurt, Kulisek, Buchanan, & McClave, 2010) Children thirty years ago were much more active than our current children are. With the onset of social media, smart phones, tablets, and video games, children are now prone to a more sedentary lifestyle than they were in the 1980’s. ("SPARK Physical Education Curriculum," 2011)
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