Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
The purpose of this study was to review all the contributing factors that lead to obesity in children and to review both prevention and treatment methods that are being implemented in the attempt to combat the epidemic. These factors are continually evolving and include social changes, dietary changes, medical changes, K-12 physical education, and monetary strain in the economic growth within the decades following the 80's, and public perception regarding treatment and perception regarding treatment and prevention of obesity. All have an impact on the current obesity epidemic.
Hayes, Chauncey Duke, "A multidimensional view of childhood obesity in the United States" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3946.