Survey of obesity-related programs in Galveston County Public Schools: A pilot study

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Title: Survey of obesity-related programs in Galveston County Public Schools: A pilot study
Author: Jon R Gray
Abstract: Childhood and adolescent obesity has developed into a major public health concern in the United States . The overweight and obesity rates of our children continue to rise and have been increasing dramatically for over 40 years . The rising health concerns coupled with alarming increases in health care expenditures related to obesity has caused the government to take action . The goal of this Capstone is twofold : The first is to determine what the minimal requirements for public school programs related to obesity are as set by Texas State Law . The second is to explicate what the select population of Galveston County schools of interest is actually doing . Programs that will be included are those related to physical activity , physical and health education and nutrition . By identifying and cataloging current program use and implementation as well as examining laws and their execution in the population of interest , determinations can be made regarding efficacy of these statutes and programs as they pertain to obesity in school -aged children .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /119
Date: 2008-04-21

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Survey of obesity-related programs in Galveston County Public Schools: A pilot study. The University of Texas Medical Branch. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /119 .

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