Annotated Bibliography Obesity in America

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: OBESITY IN AMERICA 4

AnnotatedBibliography: Obesity in America

AnnotatedBibliography: Obesity in America

Hendriks,M., Kremers, S., Gubbels, J., Raat, H., Nanne, and Jansen, M. (2013).Towards health in all policies for childhood obesity prevention.Journalof Obesity, 2013(632510),1-12.doi.org/10.1155/2013/632540

Thearticle explores several policies to assist in obesity preventionamong kids. Single-case study design and in-depth semi structuredinterviewing methods were used to collect data from Dutch municipalofficials. The authors recommend institutional reforms in the healthsector, increased awareness, collaboration, and capacity to reducethe prevalence of childhood obesity. Healthy lifestyle starts at theindividual level through adherence to good lifestyle and habits.

Malik,V., Willett, W., &amp Hu, F. (2013). Global obesity: Trends, riskfactors and policy implications. NatureReviews Endocrinology,9(1),13-27.

Malik,Willett, and Hu (2013) examine the trends, risk factors, and policiesregarding obesity. The authors observe that increased globalization,changes in diet, and lifestyle are the main contributors towards highprevalence rates for obesity and other chronic diseases. The articleconsiders that the matter will turn to affect future generationadversely if appropriate interventions are not instituted. Throughreview of previous materials and reports, the authors recommend theformulation global-level policies to address the matter. The policiesneed to encompass input all stakeholders including food companies,activists, and government. Families also need to adhere torecommended lifestyles and eating behaviors.

Ogden,C., Carroll, M., Kit, B., &amp Flegal, K. (2014). Prevalence ofchildhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012. Jama,311(8),806-814.

Thestudy seeks to provide current information on trends and prevalenceof childhood and adult obesity in the US. The authors identify thatover 33 percent and 17% of adults and youths are obese in Americarespectively. The study utilized survey method to collect data.According to the article, obesity remains a serious health problemnot just in the US but also in other parts of the world hence theneed to formulate better preventive measures.

Pan,L., Blanck, H., Sherry, B., Dalenius, K., &amp Grummer-Strawn, L.(2012). Trends in the prevalence of extreme obesity among USpreschool-aged children living in low-income families, 1998-2010.Jama,308(24),2563-2565.

Thearticle assesses the prevalence rates of childhood obesity among thelow-income families in the US. The authors identify that obesityaffects all people irrespective of their nationality, race, andsocial class. Theauthors studied close to 27.5 million children aged between 2 and 4years. The variables included body mass index, height, and weight. Despite the high rates, the authors assert that there is a slightdecline owing to measures instituted by government, parents, andnon-government organizations.

References

Hendriks,M., Kremers, S., Gubbels, J., Raat, H., Nanne, and Jansen, M. (2013).Towards health in all policies for childhood obesity prevention.Journalof Obesity, 2013(632510),1-12.doi.org/10.1155/2013/632540

Malik,V., Willett, W., &amp Hu, F. (2013). Global obesity: Trends, riskfactors and policy implications. NatureReviews Endocrinology,9(1),13-27.

Ogden,C., Carroll, M., Kit, B., &amp Flegal, K. (2014). Prevalence ofchildhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012. Jama,311(8),806-814.

Pan,L., Blanck, H., Sherry, B., Dalenius, K., &amp Grummer-Strawn, L.(2012). Trends in the prevalence of extreme obesity among USpreschool-aged children living in low-income families, 1998-2010.Jama,308(24),2563-2565.