Healthy People 2020 states Today approximately 1 in 3 adults 340 and 1 in 6

Healthy people 2020 states today approximately 1 in 3

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Healthy People 2020 states, “Today, approximately 1 in 3 adults (34.0%) and 1 in 6 children and adolescents (16.2%) are obese. Obesity-related conditionsinclude heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which are among the leading causes of death.”
Task 1 C22813(Healthy People 2020, 2016). A healthy lifestyle begins at an early age and follows us throughout adulthood. Living conditions of citizens are impacted by the environment of SentinelCity.(C2) Discussion of Community ResourcesOne area that needs to be addressed within the city is a need for better nutrition throughout the community. This can be achieved by educating the citizens of Sentinel City as to what resources are available to them. Within the city, there is a weight management program that the Sentinel City Healthcare System offers. This program can be beneficial by monitoring patient’s progress with meeting their nutritional needs. Another resource that Sentinel City offersis Joe’s Grocery store. Over half of the products for purchase within the store is organic. This is very important to achieve healthy eating patterns. There are also a few fresh produce stands around some of the areas of the city. This is a great way to encourage more intake of fruits and vegetables. The Sentinel City school district does offer a reduced lunch and even free lunch to students who cannot afford to pay for their lunches. This approach assures that children can meet their nutritional goals while attending school. The City Hall does ensure that people of all ages, regardless of their financial status, qualify for nutritional meals from programs such as SNAP and WIC.
Task 1 C22814(C3) Primary Prevention TopicThe goal of Primary Prevention on healthy nutritional intake is to help people who are already at risk of developing chronic diseases that are developed from unhealthy lifestyles. One example is obesity in relation to the development of Diabetes. It is important to teach people thatthey need to have regular well checks with physicians. If we monitor individuals who have risk factors of developing chronic diseases, this could help to possibly postpone the development of the disease. Once an individual is considered at high risk for developing a chronic condition, we can educate them on healthy options to choose when shopping for groceries. Implementation of a nutritional program at a local community center could help with educating the people on a balanced daily nutritional goal. Hosting regular meetings will keep them on track. Another classthat the local community could offer would be a gardening class that could provide information on planting gardens that produce fresh fruits and vegetables. This implementation could also help keep these citizens active by working in the gardens. If we take appropriate steps to keep people from becoming obese, this can have a positive impact on those at increased risk from developing chronic conditions such as diabetes.

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