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POLICY NEED 7 Elected Officials The elected official that has been chosen to present this issue to is George Fisk. He is the superintendent of a local school district in which the usual processed and frozen foods are served. This individual was selected because of his high authority within the school system. He has now been there for three years and is quite familiar with all aspects of the district. He is open to suggestions and although a change like this may not immediately take place in his district, it is believed he will be fair in listening to benefits of such a program. Conclusion The obesity epidemic is not an issue that occurred over night and it will certainly not be resolved within the same time frame either. The nation has become a busy one where time, convenience, and money all play a huge factor in day to day lives. How food is prepared and consumed is no exception to a busy life. It is pertinent to take a step back and look at how this lifestyle has lead to increasing numbers of people with an unhealthy weight. It goes much farther than a number on the scale. This paper has discussed issues from obesity related diseases, to that of being denied entry to the military due to being overweight or obese. The disadvantages to obesity vary greatly and there are many consequences. There are many angles to approach this issue and one way is to change the food that is served to children in the schools. If education and presentation can be done during the time when children are more apt to learn, then healthy habits should begin to develop and hopefully carried on throughout the rest of life. It will not be an easy task, but it is up to those able to take a stand, advocate and make decisions to provide a healthier America for now and years to come.
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POLICY NEED 8 References Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016, December 15). Causes and consequences of childhood obesity. Retrieved from Department of Agriculture. (2012, January 26). Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Final Rule. Retrieved from National Farm to School Network. (2018). Connecting and strengthening the farm to school movement. Retrieved from Kostas-Polston, E., Thanavaro, J., Arvidson, C., & Morritt Taub, L. (2015). Advanced practice nursing: Shaping health through policy. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(1), 11-20. Retrieved from - National Conference of State Legislatures. (2014, March 1). Childhood obesity legislation - 2013 update of policy options. Retrieved May 13, 2018, from The State of Obesity. (2018). Ohio State Obesity Data, Rates and Trends - The State of Obesity. Retrieved May 13, 2018, from
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