Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 383 to 385 in the test book title Discover Sociology Second Edition by William J. Chambliss and Daina S. Eglitis. You may also use the Internet to research obesity and its causes.

Suggested Reading:

What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?” located at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health:topics/topics/obe/risks.html….

Write a one to two page (1to2) page essay in which you:

Describe the effect that obesity (childhood and / or adult) has had on you personally or your community.

Select one (1) contributing factor to childhood or adult obesity.

Recommend two (2) preventative measures related to the selected factor that people can take in order to reduce their chances of becoming obese.

Discuss one (1) sociological theory (symbolic interaction, functionalist conflict theories etc) that relates to the selected

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman (font size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. . Keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for the essay should be the article from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the sections noted in your text. No APA citations or references are not required. Include a cover page containing title of assignment, and the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.

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