The World Health Organization has declared obesity a global epidemic. <br />
There are currently 12,804 <br />McDonald’s restaurants in the<br />U.S. Each day, 1 in 4 Americans<br />visit a fast food...
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Rocky Mountains as their backyard, over 2,850 <br />lakes, and over 850 mi...
This is a man walking his dog around Washington Park, Denver.  According to the Denver Metro <br />Convention and Visitors...
According to Alex Cooper, a freshman at the University of Denver, the diverse ways to <br />exercise outdoors in Colorado,...
Many college students find it difficult to make healthy choices when they have unlimited <br />access to  cafeteria food t...
According to TeensHealth, students on average gain 3-10 pounds during their first two years of<br />college, most of which...
These are the snacks offered at Penrose<br /> Library at the University of Denver. <br />The time restraints of many colle...
The obesity epidemic comes to colleges, but not Colorado
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The obesity epidemic comes to colleges, but not Colorado

  1. 1. The World Health Organization has declared obesity a global epidemic. <br />
  2. 2. There are currently 12,804 <br />McDonald’s restaurants in the<br />U.S. Each day, 1 in 4 Americans<br />visit a fast food restaurant. <br />In 1972, Americans spent $3 <br />billion on fast food, and today <br />they spend more than $110<br />billion. <br />
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  4. 4. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Rocky Mountains as their backyard, over 2,850 <br />lakes, and over 850 miles of bike baths, state residents are able to exercise outdoors all year<br />round through a variety of activities like biking, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and kayaking.<br />
  5. 5. This is a man walking his dog around Washington Park, Denver. According to the Denver Metro <br />Convention and Visitors Bureau, Denver has the largest city parks system in the country with <br />more than 200 parks in the city and more that 20,000 acres of parks in the outer areas, which <br />contributes to the state’s unique culture of fitness. <br />
  6. 6. According to Alex Cooper, a freshman at the University of Denver, the diverse ways to <br />exercise outdoors in Colorado, like skiing and snowboarding, are much more enjoyable <br />than the traditional indoor workout. <br />
  7. 7. Many college students find it difficult to make healthy choices when they have unlimited <br />access to cafeteria food three times a day, the most palatable of which are often the fattier, <br />less nutritional options like nachos, pizza, and ice cream.<br />
  8. 8. According to TeensHealth, students on average gain 3-10 pounds during their first two years of<br />college, most of which occurs in the first semester of freshman year.<br />Nearly 30% of college students are currently considered overweight/obese <br />by the American College Health Association’s standards. <br />
  9. 9. These are the snacks offered at Penrose<br /> Library at the University of Denver. <br />The time restraints of many college <br />cafeterias cause students to get hungry <br />later in the night, translating to late night<br />snacking. <br />Many college students are already <br />experiencing stress from adapting to <br />a big life change. A busier workload <br />and cramming can result in unhealthy<br />eating habits. <br />

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