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

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

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dc.contributor.advisor Laura Rudkin, PhD en_US
dc.creator Jon R Gray en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T16:04:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-09 en_US
dc.date.available 2011-12-20T16:04:43Z
dc.date.created 2008-06-16 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-04-21 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-06162008-104504 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/119
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © 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.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject community-based obesity en_US
dc.subject childhood obesity en_US
dc.title Survey of obesity-related programs in Galveston County Public Schools: A pilot study en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Public Health en_US
thesis.degree.level Master en_US
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas Medical Branch en_US
thesis.degree.department Preventative Medicine and Community Health en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dana Beckham, DVM en_US

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