Your Portfolio Project for this class is a community action plan designed to alleviate or correct a public health issue in your community. Your community can be your business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county. Consider the philosophical and ethical foundations of public health presented in Chapter 3 of your textbook and how the issues in your community compare to the authors’ presentation of global public health issues all communities face.
Tell us the public health issue and the community you are considering to use for your Portfolio Project.
- In your document, discuss your public health idea. Incorporate at least two references from a newspaper, trade magazine, website, or peer-reviewed journal that speak to the public health issue you have selected. One reference must address the specific public health problem in the community you have selected to examine. The second reference must offer up a potential solution to the type of public health issue you have identified (it does not need to refer to your specific issue in the community you are working on).
- Discuss any ethical, moral or political responsibility, as described in Chapter 3 of your text, that you feel your community has to address this issue.
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Running head: UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS AND OBESITY IN CHILDREN
Unhealthy Eating Habits and Obesity in Children
UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS AND OBESITY IN CHILDREN
Unhealthy Eating and Obesity in Children
In the Central Coast community in California, the main public health challenge that faces
the region is the unhealthy eating habits and obesity on children. Children who are reported to
have a body mass index at an equal level or even higher than 95 percent of their peers are
categorized to be obese (Roth, 2016). BMI is often used to gauge an individual's weight status, it
is determined by calculating both the height and weight, and both genders as well as age are
essential factors in obtaining the correct measurements. According to Rivera (2005), California
has recorded an embarrassing record of 28 percent of children who overweig...