Effectiveness of Project Healthy Schools in Reducing Obesity Rates

Effectiveness of Project Healthy Schools in Reducing Obesity Rates

Effectiveness of Project Healthy Schools in Reducing Obesity Rates Abstract In the recent past, obesity rates has increased tremendously in the United States and other parts of the world as lifestyles change. Currently, about a third of American youth are obese, with the numbers likely to increase in the coming years. Obesity is a serious health concern problem due to the numerous health conditions it is associated with. For example, obesity is associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol levels, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. In 2004, Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a brainchild of University of Michigan was launched. This program targets the young in middle-school who are particularly at a higher risk of developing obesity. The aim of the program is to encourage development of positive lifestyles among the young through encouraging a change in eating and lifestyle habits. This is accomplished through educating the young and environment change. Currently, different organizations have created partnerships with PHS...
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Examining a Population

Examining a Population

Examining a Population The survey by Katherine & Pollard (2015) examines American’s beliefs and opinions regarding contentious issues in public debate, specifically their opinions with regard to legalization of gay marriages. The survey was carried out following an announcement by the Supreme Court over a decision to legalize same-sex marriages in 24 states in late 2014. Following the announcement, researchers were keen on determining the public opinion over the controversial issue. Researchers asked two questions to respondents; first, they sought to know whether the sample of respondents were in favor or against the legalization of same-sex marriages, and second, asked the respondents whether the matter should have been left at the discretion of various states or the Supreme Court to decide according to the U.S. constitution. The sample of respondents were derived from different states so as to yield a fair representation. In addition, respondents had to be over 18 years of age (Katherine & Pollard, 2015) The results indicated that a...
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