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Obesity rates in the United States are alarming, with more than one-third of U.S. adults and 17% of children qualifying as obese with a Body Mass Index greater than 30.0 (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2011).

In light of such a large national health burden, promotion of community health must include collaboration with political agencies to enact change.


Winner of the 1st Place Prize for the 2013 Writing Across the Curriculum contest. Undergraduate paper submitted as a requirement for a course taught by Dr. Jill Mitchell in the Nursing Department of Sacred Heart University

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