Childhood Obesity in Texas Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

Childhood Obesity in Texas
This paper researches and reviews childhood obesity relating to Texas Senate Bill 73.
# 96948 | 2,353 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper relates that childhood obesity in the state of Texas is higher than the national average. The paper discusses how the state responded with an initiative that is inclusive of schools, communities, parents, businesses, and insurance coverage providers. The program has been named CATCH or a "Coordinated Approach to Child Health". The paper provides a cost analysis that shows how it is clearly more expensive to ignore this problem than to enact and implement the proposed program. The paper discusses how the components that are in place throughout the schools, community and businesses are all essential in the creation of a strategic alliance toward the reduction and prevention of childhood obesity in Texas.

Executive Summary
Policy Issue and Description
Statement of the Problem
Precedent/History of the Policy/Issue
. Background (Social, Economic, Ethical, Political, Legal)
. Stakeholders
Cost Benefit Issues
Policy Focus and Requirements
Summary and Conclusions

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The State of Health Care: A Few Indicators and Current Issues - Policy Brief (2005) Health Policy Forum. 18 Mar. 2005. Online available at:
  • SB 73 Legislative Session 80(R) 1766 MSE-D. Texas Legislature History
  • Active Hours Afterschool: Childhood Obesity & the Role of Afterschool Programs as a Solution (nd) Online available at:
  • The State of Health Care: A Few Indicators and Current Issues Policy Brief (2005) Health Policy Forum. 18 Mar 2005. online available at:
  • The Healthy States Initiative: A Partnership to Promote Public Health. State Official's Guide to Wellness. (2006) Online available at:

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