Community Health C229 Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Obesity rates are different depending on racial/ethnic groups, age, sex, and

their parents income and education level. If a child lived in a house where the parents had a college degree was cut in half compared to children who lived in houses didn’t complete their high school education (The State of Obesity(n.d.). Changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, transportation, urban planning, environment, food processing, distribution, marketing and education (The State of
Obesity (n.d.). Both obesity and under-nutrition go hand in hand in the same community and same household. Children in low to middle income families usually lack appropriate medical and financial means to provide nutritious meals including fresh fruits and vegetables. However, they have a increase intake of low-energy-dense nutrients because they cost less than nutritious foods.
Poor nutritional intake and a lack of physical activity increases their chances of obesity. (The
State of Obesity (n.d.). The focus needs to be placed on communities that have high incidents
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The final stage, Ending or Sustaining a Program, will help in determining just how many years the program should continue for, and strategies for sustaining the program in the event of hardships. Some possible concerns associated with the implementation of this program will be safety and medical concerns, negligence, training facilitators, and dealing with problems.
The safety and medical concerns come into play with the organized play activities especially, care must be taken that the participants are informed of any possible dangers, and have their parents sign a consent form (A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based Programs (n.d.).
Negligence comes into play when a participant may have an underlying medical condition,

Community Health C229 which is exacerbated by taking part in the various phases of the program. Care must be taken again to inform the participants about all the risk and dangers involved, and to remind staff members they should limit all advice to their area of expertise. Care will also be taken to make sure all activities take place in a safe and controlled environment in order to reduce liability in the event an accident occurs (A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

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