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Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research and read about a health issue in a specific population in specific regions in the United States. Some examples of the topics for your research could be:

  • HIV or AIDS in African-Americans in Southern United States.
  • Alcoholism in Native Americans in Midwestern United States.
  • Diabetes among Navajo people in Southwest United States.
  • Obesity among low-income children in Eastern United States.

Address the following:

  • The main issues being discussed and the message you wish to deliver to the affected population.
  • Population affected.
  • Age, gender, race, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, religion, etc. of the target population.
  • Segment of the United States population affected along with the percentage.
  • Social factors such as culture and religion that may influence the burden of the disease.
  • Ethical issues that may be factors in developing and implementing prevention and intervention programs for the disease.
  • Various components of the health care system that can assist the community.
  • Methods that the health care system should use to assist the community. (For example, state health care systems may revise or develop new policies to address the issue).

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

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Obesity Among Low-Income Children in the Eastern U.S.
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Obesity Among Low-Income Children in the Eastern U.S.
The notion of obesity in children has grown to be a critical public health problem in the
United States, especially in low-income areas (Ogden et al., 2016). With an ever-increasing
number of children of underprivileged backgrounds in Eastern states, the physical and
psychosocial consequences of excess weight continue to be a concern. The source of this
problem is a complicated balancing act of social and economic elements, such as low income,
less healthy foods, no safety recreation areas, and cultural food habits. Counteracting childhood
obesity entails a strategy that removes the roots and creates equal chances to promote healthy
living. This paper aims to discuss the worse position regarding obesity of low-income children
from the Eastern United States and to propose strategies to address the epidemic.
Main Issues and Intended Message
The major topics discussed are the escalations of obesity among lower-income children in
the eastern region of the United States and the intricate socioeconomic and environmental factors
that have evolved into such a dangerous public health crisis. The affordable and nutritious foods
are not easily accessible. There are no safe recreational spaces, and cultural factors that promote
unhealthy dietary habits cause this burden of obesity to the community. The crucial element in
the message to the affected population is that the engaged parties, such as healthcare providers,
policymakers, community organizations, and families themselves, are united to build a
supportive environment that facilitates healthy eating and enhances active lifestyles. The
initiatives should be more aimed at the problems that help families through the knowledge and
resources so that they can bring changes. They should also provide fair opportunities for exercise
and healthy food options. Culturally sensitive, family-focused strategies, promoting legislation,


and creating community programs can all help in the direction of dealing with obesity amongst
kids and in supporting the growth of a fit future for everyone. Giving families and communities
the power to overcome barriers they face is undoubtedly needed to change behavior sustainably
for the long term.
Population Affected
The East's population affected by obesity in children from poor communities has a
particular characteristic. This category involves children and adolescents, mainly between the
ages of 2 and 19. The socioeconomic status of these families typically falls under the poor
category, whereby families are categorized as living below the federal poverty line.
By region, this population is heavily clustered in the Eastern United States, covering states like
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and others around
those states. Access to resources is restricted in poor rural and urban areas, which is the
increasing importance of childhood obesity (Johnson III & Johnson 2015). After the Centers
examined the statistic of the low-income children's obesity for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), the rate was very high in the Eastern U.S. Study results found that the prevalence of
obesity among children aged 2 to 10 years old in the Eastern area in 2020 was 19.3% in l...

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