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.
Acuna, Elizabeth, "Childhood Obesity and School Food Choices: Should the Government Intervene?" (2013). Writing Across the Curriculum. 4.
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