The Examination of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Physical Activities in Raleigh, NC Schools

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Obesity has become a major public health issue. Healthy eating and daily physical activity play a significant role in preventing chronic diseases, such as heart diseases, cancer, and stroke. These are the three leading causes of death among adults aged under 18. The chronic diseases risk factors are related to obesity. Obesity is defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accrued to an extent that may be a negative effect on health. Obesity in childhood cannot be classified under adult criteria, since childhood is characterized by change in body mass index (BMI) dependent upon age and sex. During the last 3 decades, the prevalence of obesity has tripled among persons aged 6 – 19 years. The research is important because obesity is the fastest-growing health problem in modern childhood and adolescence and has created a massive display of recent literature. This research is mainly focused on parents with children under 18 that need to be concerned about their child/children lives. The outcomes will help parents manage their children’s health and manipulate and scare parents so that parents can take their children health seriously. In the proposed study, I seek to assess through survey the degree in which healthy eating at the age of 6-19 help maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity.
Since the No Child Left Behind Act was created, many schools are reducing physical activity. Exercise reduces short and long time effects to the body. Physical activities play an important role in students’ development and growth. Recent studies have proved that physical activity has improved student’s performance in school and outside of class. There are many reasons why it important to have physical activities in schools. Physica...

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...ery stores around the school and homes of these selected students and parents will be observed.
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First, the degree in which healthy eating and physical activities in all school from elementary to college to help maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity will be researched. The researchers will survey students from all grade level from pre-K to college to collect observational data. This explanation seems sensible, and accordingly it helps the chain of confirmation supporting the soundness of the study's discoveries. The survey is listed in Appendix A.

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LaCaille, L. J., Dauner, K, Krambeer, R. J., & Pedersen, J. (2011). Psychosocial and Environmental Determinants of Eating Behaviors, Physical Activity, and Weight Change Among College Students: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of American College Health, 59(6), 531-538.

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