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Obesity in African-American Adolescents
A look at the growing phenomenon of obesity in African-American adolescents and how to fight it.
# 112391 | 1,505 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper examines the development of an educational program designed to address a health need. In particular, the paper focuses on obesity in African American adolescents, noting that obesity can lead to other more serious diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The paper concludes that a program that would address health needs in the African-American community would need to involve the family, school, and community at large, as cultural factors greatly impact the rate of obesity among African-American individuals.

Literature Review
Findings of the Review of Literature
Recommendations for Program Design

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Environmental Influences on Physical Activity and Obesity in African American Adolescents - A Multilevel Perspective. (2008) Active Living Research. Online available at: http://www.activelivingresearch.org/node/11623
  • Dietz, William, (2000) Focus Group Data Pertinent to the Prevention of Obesity in African Americans. From the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
  • Cultural Attitudes Toward Weight, Diet, and Physical Activity Among Overweight African American Girls" by Josephine E. A. Boyington and colleagues is found at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2008/apr/07_0056.htm?s_cid=pcd52a36_e.
  • Hughes, Gail D. (2002) Obesity and the African American Adolescent, The Mississippi Delta Report. 130th Annual Meeting of APHA. 11 Nov. 2002. Board 8. Online available at: http://apha.confex.com/apha/130am/techprogram/paper_46137.htm

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