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dc.contributor.advisorLaura Rudkin, PhDen_US
dc.creatorJon R Grayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:04:43Z
dc.date.available2008-12-09en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:04:43Z
dc.date.created2008-06-16en_US
dc.date.issued2008-04-21en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06162008-104504en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/119
dc.description.abstractChildhood 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.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectobesityen_US
dc.subjectcommunity-based obesityen_US
dc.subjectchildhood obesityen_US
dc.titleSurvey of obesity-related programs in Galveston County Public Schools: A pilot studyen_US
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dc.type.genrethesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Healthen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPreventative Medicine and Community Healthen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberElizabeth Reifsnider, PhDen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDana Beckham, DVMen_US


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