EC315_Jamie_Boyer_Project Topic_Feasibility Paper

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Project Topic and Feasibility Paper Childhood Obesity Jamie Boyer
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Purpose Statement The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of physical activity, dietary patterns, and family/environmental factors on children with the overall outcome of obesity. The dependent variable childhood obesity is determined by independent variables physical activity, dietary patterns, and family/environmental factors. The most important independent variable in this relationship is physical activity, because the leading cause of childhood obesity is physical activity; or the lack there of. Children are not getting the exercise that they need in order to burn the high-calorie foods that they consume. Insufficient calorie expenditure through exercise is due to an increase in television, video games, and the low number of safe playgrounds (Collins, 2007). Only about one-third of elementary children have daily physical education, and less than one-fifth have extracurricular physical activity programs at school (Ross & Pate, 1987). This variable was chosen because it directly determines the fate of an inactive adolescent. A child’s diet/nutritional intakes also a link in the grand chain of childhood obesity bearing impact on the lives of unsuspecting children. Definition of Variables
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