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Nutrition for School Children and the Prevention of Childhood Obesity
A dissertation that proposes a hypothetical nutrition intervention strategy to combat obesity in children.
# 152745 | 12,947 words | 157 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper explores the research and relates that there is no single strategy or intervention that is completely successful in addressing and preventing childhood obesity and this has therefore prompted further research into a more comprehensive and inclusive nutrition strategy. The paper also finds that a nutrition strategy must take into account a wide range of related and concomitant factors, such as nutrition education and environment. This dissertation provides an overview of the subject and suggests a hypothetical nutrition intervention plan that is more effective and comprehensive in combating obesity. The paper examines and analyzes the pros and cons of strategies in place in schools all over the United States to create a more effective nutrition campaign that can assist in the fight against obesity among school- going children and adolescents.

Table of Contents:
Literature Overview
The Problem of Children and Obesity
School Based Intervention Programs
A Hypothetical Nutritional Strategy
Other Considerations

From the Paper:

"There is a relatively extensive range of data and material on the subject of nutrition and its relationship to obesity. To this end journal articles as well as verified online sources were consulted to provide background to this study. Online databases as well as freely available data from various institutions and governmental organizations proved to be useful sources of information on the issues involved. Medical and healthcare journals of course provided some of the most pertinent and up-to-date information. However, trusted online sources also proved to be extremely helpful.
"What did become very obvious in a survey of the literature was the relative paucity of research data and studies on the relationship between nutrition and childhood or adolescent obesity. This was an aspect that was also reiterated in many studies and which is central to an overall understanding of the contemporary intervention in nutrition at school level.
"Web sites such as the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proved to be an invaluable resource. There were also numerous state and regional education sites and reports which were a reliable and insightful source of information. Among the many useful online resources was a study entitled Cost effectiveness evaluation of school-based nutrition intervention - Childhood Obesity by Wang, Yang and Lowry ( 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About Let's Move. Retrieved from Meet to Plan Big Mac Attack on Fat; Legal Assault on Fast-Food Industry Will Follow Blueprint Used against Tobacco Firms. (2003, June 22). The Washington Times, p. A01. Retrieved from Questia database:
  • Akande, A., Van Wyk, C. D., & Osagie, J. (2000). Importance of Exercise and Nutrition in the Prevention of Illness and the Enchancement of Health. Education, 120(4), p. 758.
  • An Evaluation of Physical Fitness Programs in Indiana Schools. Response to General Assembly Resolution No. 35. (2001) Retrieved from
  • Anderson, P. M., Butcher, K. F., & Levine, P. B. (2003). Economic Perspectives on Childhood Obesity. Economic Perspectives, 27(3), 30+. Retrieved Questia database:
  • Andrade, J. C. (2004, July/August). Exercising Choices: Living a Healthy Lifestyle Can Be a Family Affair-Even in Busy Political Families. State Legislatures, 30, 38+. Retrieved from Questia database:

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"Nutrition for School Children and the Prevention of Childhood Obesity" 25 April 2013. Web. 09 June. 2023. <>