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Title:Childhood Obesity in America: What Role Does the Food Industry Play?
Author(s):Brown, Tyra
Contributor(s):Goldsmith, Peter
Subject(s):Agricultural & Consumer Economics
Abstract:The objective of this research is to determine the impact of the food industry on child- hood obesity. Childhood obesity is a growing health problem in the U.S that must be addressed properly and reduced effectively. To help fight the growing battle of childhood obesity, the food industry (and media) must work with the government to help the consumer make healthy food choices by enhancing consumer knowledge through nutritional education, promoting nutritional awareness, providing clear nutritional facts, developing and improving healthier product choices, and providing more controlled portion sizes. Presenting consumers with these things will hopefully motivate them to make a better lifestyle change and potentially control our struggle with childhood obesity.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:OMSA Office of Minority Student Affairs
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Tyra Brown
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-04-23

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  • TRiO - Vol. 1, no.1 2013
    The TRiO McNair journal is a culmination of research conducted by student scholars and their facutly representatives through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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