Fighting to End Childhood Obesity: A Cross‐State Family Impact Analysis

Alyssa Newman, Katie L Reck

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Abstract

Childhood obesity is a mounting issue of epidemic proportion experienced worldwide. Evidence demonstrating negative health impacts for these children is abundant. Additionally scholars and policymakers are concerned with the economic strain obesity places on the U.S. healthcare system and taxpayers. Currently, childhood obesity policies vary greatly across the U.S. with little opportunity for cross state examination. This study conducts a three state comparison and family impact analysis of childhood obesity policies established from 2001 to 2011. Findings provide insight into current policies among states with the best and most improved rates of childhood obesity nationally.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Nov 11 2015
EventNational Conference on Family Relations 2015 Annual Conference - Vancouver Canada
Duration: Nov 11 2015Nov 11 2015

Conference

ConferenceNational Conference on Family Relations 2015 Annual Conference
Period11/11/1511/11/15

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