Essay on Community Health

4546 Words Sep 26th, 2015 19 Pages
Community Health C229

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CKA
Task 1
Sharon Wiggins
Western Governors University

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Community Health C229

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Date
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6/19/15
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6/19/15
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6/29-7/2

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7/11/15
1200-1700

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8/30/15
1100-1600

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9/4/15
1100-1200

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9/9-10/15
0800-1700
0800-1200

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Fieldwork Study

Activity

Location and Contact

Time

Windshield Survey

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Cultural Survey

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Scavenger Hunt

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Childhood Obesity
attended conference,
interviewed other attendees
and exhibitors

8757 Rio San Diego Dr,
San Diego, CA
…show more content…
Dakota County children and adolescents activity level was 8%
and the Healthy People 2020 goal is 21% (Childhood Obesity Facts (2015, June 19). Obesity is
caused by many different reasons such as dietary intake, kids are less active because increased
usage of computers, tables as well as televison. Kids in Dakota County spend approximately
three hours daily watching TV (Dakota County Health Improvement Plan (n.d.). Overweight
parents – a family’s eating patterns can have a major influence on whether a child maintains a

Community Health C229
healthy weight. Some parents think that their childs weight is appropriate or they will grow out
of it when they get older. Family genes can also contribute to the problem. Obesity in children
and adolescents are climbing at critical rates not only in the United States, but around the world.
In 2010, obesity has quadrupled in the last 5 years. According to the World Health Organization
if childhood obesity doesn’t slow down then 70 % will be considered obese by 2020 (Global
Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (n.d). Other reasons why obesity continues to
climb is due to increased cost to healthy nutritious food, high increased intake of energy-dense
foods and drinks are more readily available, portion sizes have increased, the role of physical
education in the school…

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