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Youth Obesity
A discussion on youth obesity and the lack of exercise in schools today.
# 111759 | 1,051 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper looks at the statistics on the increased obesity among the young population. The paper discusses the threat of obesity to national health and focuses on the two main causative factors of obesity: a lack of exercise and improper nutrition. The paper then examines the economic and social barriers to promoting physical activity in schools.

Introduction: The Extent of the Problem

From the Paper:

"A global health issue that is becoming more severe each year, especially in developed and industrialized countries, is increased obesity among the youth. In the United States obesity is being described as an epidemic. Numerous research studies show that obesity is becoming one of the most serious threats to health in many industrialized countries in the world. The implications of this problem extend even beyond issues of personal health as they impact adversely on other areas of societal balance and development, such as the economics and education."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bar-Or, O. (2003) The Juvenile Obesity Epidemic: Strike Back with Physical Activity. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from
  • Cohen D. ( 2001) Fixing a Fat Nation: Why Diets and Gyms Won't Save the
  • Obesity Epidemic. Washington Monthly, Vol. 33, December 2001
  • Obesity. 2000. In The Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from Questia database:
  • Koplan, J. P., Liverman, C. T., & Kraak, V. I. (2005, Spring). Preventing Childhood Obesity: The Nation Must Act Now, or It Will Watch Its Children Grow into Adults with Excessive Levels of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Other Weight-Related Ailments. Issues in Science and Technology, 21, 57+. Retrieved August 14, 2008, from Questia database:

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Youth Obesity (2009, January 29) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Youth Obesity" 29 January 2009. Web. 25 September. 2023. <>