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The text includes a short title for each chapter but no detail or description for content
The text has a good amount of general information but is not comprehensive for the topic. Good for introduction and creation of interest for the topic.
The writer addresses current issues related to the pandemic and how the pandemic affected the topic of obesity, excellent resource links for additional information.
Professionally written and concise
Terminology is defined in the initial chapters and followed through in the text.
The text has 9 chapters and is divided into topics for the chapters, might be better if could move to 2 or 3 units to better organize the topics
Text started with definition and measurements, and then moved to interventions, however chapters 8 and 9 just seem to be tagged on and not consistent to original topic.
interface is easy to use and loads quickly with multiple external links to resources which are accurate and load quickly
Free of grammatical errors and well organized syntax
Text does address some of the cultural topics surrounding obesity in chapter 9 these topics are sensitive and difficult but well represented in the text.
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: Definition of Obesity: Current Trends and Statistics
- Chapter Two: Measuring Obesity and Balancing Calories
- Chapter Three: Intro to the Consequences of Obesity
- Chapter Four: Dietary Interventions for Obesity Prevention
- Chapter Five: Physical Activity Interventions for Obesity Prevention
- Chapter Six: Community Interventions in Obesity Prevention
- Chapter Seven: Community Intervention in Childhood Obesity
- Chapter Eight: Cancer and its Relationship to Obesity
- Chapter Nine: A Health Equity Lens in Obesity Related Chronic Disease Prevention Programs
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About the Book
The rate of obesity continues to climb in the United States in all age groups. National reports, including the Trust for America’s Health annual report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, highlight key findings and policy recommendations. The need to continue to work towards stabilization of the obesity epidemic could not be more important as consequences of this chronic disease can be dire, potentially affecting physical health with an increase in risk for chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer as well as potentially affecting behavioral health. Curbing the high rates of obesity is particularly of importance when considering the prevalence of childhood obesity, which is on the rise not only in the United States but is also increasing globally. Although there are certain risk factors such as genetics that are not modifiable in this group, there are many dietary, physical activity and environmental factors that are modifiable through lifestyle changes. This course will explore ways to address these lifestyle changes for children through adults with both federally- and NGO- based community interventions that are working towards combating overweight and obesity and how they aim to do so with a health equity lens in mind.
About the Contributors
Sherri M. Cirignano, MS, RDN, LDN
Sara Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RDN
Karen Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS
Christine Zellers, MPP