Childhood Obesity Trends and Intervention Effectiveness: Employing the Public Health Outcome Framework

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Cecilie N. Schou


Obesity is a medical condition in which body tissues exhibit excess or higher concentrations of fat.  Various commissions or Acts aid in public sensitization towards healthy living by formulating effective plans and strategies. In particular, the Public Health Outcome Policy emphasizes on the role of teamwork or cooperation in society. Some of the groups that remain critical in alleviating adversities include individuals, communities and governments. Whereas the prevalence of obesity continues to threaten life forms on earth, the condition can be slowed. Mechanisms that seek to alleviate the condition’s adversities ought to focus on the causes. Parents have a further role of supervising the children in terms of regular exercising and food consumption. By enforcing healthier lifestyles at domestic levels, parents are likely to exhibit significant contributions to the avoidance of childhood obesity problems. Alleviating obesity is also seen as an issue that prompts both collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. Collaboration implies that causes, trends and effects of obesity can be discerned through efforts by individuals, the society, government groups and global firms. On the other hand, a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing obesity implies that groups such as healthcare providers, educational institutions and community organizations are expected to assume active roles towards member sensitization on the need for healthy living among children.

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