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  • -Many programs have been incorporated into schools to help children eat more healthily, exercise regularly and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.-ADA American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have launched campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles among kids and adults.-The American Heart Association posts tips and guidelines for healthier living on its website. The organization also runs a program called Start!, which helps people lose weight and live healthy lifestyles.-Labels list the daily value rates of the nutrients in the foods, which is an explanation of the amount of nutrients in a food based on public health experts' recommended daily intake of that nutrient.-The We Can! program offers activities and tips that help families increase their physical activity, eat healthfully and reduce inactivity.
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    1. 1. OBESITY IN SOUTHERN Laura Kelly UNITED STATES
    2. 2. OVERVIEW1. WHAT IS OBESITY?2.OBESITY OF AMERICA CHART3.STATISTICS OF OBESITY IN U.S4. WHY IS THE SOUTH SO OBESE?5.SOUTHERN OBESITY STATICS6. HEALTH RELATED ISSUES7.OBESITY PREVENTION8. PROBLEMS BEHIND OBESITY VIDEO9. WORK CITED
    3. 3.  Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation in obesity. More than 30 percent of adults in each of the states are obese About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. Not only is America among the fattest countries, but Southern America is in the most trouble.
    4. 4. STATISTICS OF OBESITY IN AMERICAPercent Obese 34.30% 34.30% 33% 33% 35.00% 31.50% 29.50% 31.50% 26.50% 30.00% 26.50% 25.00% 29.50% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Mississippi Louisiana Kentucky Illinois Indiana Percent Obese
    5. 5. WHY IS THE SOUTH SO HEAVY?• High temperatures and muggy climates discourage exercise• Fresh foods are harder to find in rural regions• Lower poverty rate makes processed and fried foods easier
    6. 6. HEALTH ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITYCancer and StrokeDyslipidemiaOsteoarthritisType 2 diabetesHigh Blood Pressure and heart diseaseLiver and Gallbladder diseaseSleep apnea and respiratory problems
    7. 7. OBESITY PREVENTIONPreventions in school The Centers for Disease Control National American Heart Association and theorganizations American Diabetes Association Food The Federal Drug Administration has Labeling mandated detailed food labels Community We Can! -- Ways to Enhance Childrens Groups Activity & Nutrition.
    8. 8. WORK CITED www.livestrong.com http://www.obesityinamerica.org/understandingObesity /diseases.cfm http://www.cdc.gov / http://www.diabetes.org/food -and- fitness/?loc=GlobalNavFF www.fda.gov

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