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    • Chapter 2 Literature Review The United States is facing a health crisis that affects the future of its children. The epidemic is childhood obesity. The quickly rising childhood obesity rates are a matter of national concern. First Lady Michelle...
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    • The high prices of nutritious foods have influenced the rising childhood obesity rates. The price of soft drinks lowered by nearly 24% from 1985 to 2000; however, the cost of fresh vegetables and fruits increased 39% (Kotz, 2010). In a study...
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    • 2006, p. 126). Americans on average consume 16% of their calories from added sugars. Among children ages six to eleven, the number is 18%, while teenagers derive 20% of their calories from added sugars. A typical twelve-ounce canned soft drink...
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    • obesity rates (Crouse, 2010). According to the Institute of Medicine, food advertising directly effects what children choose to eat (Rimm, 2004). On average, ten food commercials are shown during one hour of television. Most are for soft drinks,...
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    • A study at Harvard Medical School evaluated the diets of 16,000 boys and girls aged nine to fourteen years. It was discovered that those who consistently ate with their parents were 1.5 times more likely to eat the recommended amount of vegetables...
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    • Figure 1: The MyPlate icon replaced the Food Guide Pyramid. Regarding the new MyPlate icon, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that it does not take a lot to fill your plate with half fruits and vegetables. “It doesn't necessarily even have to...
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    • maintaining a healthy weight (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). Actively playing and enjoying a physical activity with kids, such as taking a walk, playing tag, or dancing to music, can help children develop physical...
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    • includes an effort in 81% of childcare centers to encourages preschoolers participate in one hour of daily activity, snack on vegetables and fruits only, and drink water and milk rather than juice (Kotz, 2010, para. 3). Surgeon General Dr. Regina...
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    • Henry and others taking mutton to Dixie. Henrietta and Ann, household chores. Making silk. Letter from Henry Lunt to daughter, Hen~.irtti~. ll'illard on mission. Sheep dipping corrals. Rass's pet ewe. Typhoid epidemic and new water system. First...
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    • Figure 4. School B STEP Express Student Survey Results. After the STEP Express program was completed, the fourth-grade students were given a survey that asked the questions: Question 1: Did testing your fitness level help you want to be more...
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    • protection. As the train meandered across central Arkansas, it grew to more than forty wagons, including several hundred blooded horses and a thousand head of cattle; the total wealth of the caravan was $70,000, by far one of the richest to cross...

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