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OBESITY:. Innovative Solutions to Combat the Disease. Presented by Amir, Brandon, Justine and Laurel . Presentation Outline:. Background context of our research Causes of Obesity Poverty Emotion and Behaviour Family Influence Adolescence Proposed Solution and Positive Impacts

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innovative solutions to combat the disease

OBESITY:

Innovative Solutions to Combat the Disease

Presented by Amir, Brandon, Justine and Laurel

presentation outline
Presentation Outline:
  • Background context of our research
  • Causes of Obesity
    • Poverty
    • Emotion and Behaviour
    • Family Influence
    • Adolescence
  • Proposed Solution and Positive Impacts
  • Budget
mississippi the most overweight state in america

Mississippi: The Most Overweight State in America

American dietary lifestyle

Focus: Jackson, Mississippi

Why we chose Obesity?

problem 1 the paradoxical correlation between poverty and obesity
Problem #1: The paradoxical correlation between poverty and obesity
  • Inverse relationship between energy density of food and their energy cost
  • Estimated that overnutrition will surpass undernutrition as the leading cause of death in low-income communities by 2015
  • Bottom line: obesity is an economic problem
problem 2 the emotional and neurological relationship to obesity
Problem #2: The emotional and neurological relationship to obesity
  • Neurological dysfunction
    • Serotonin defects can lead to depression, extra appetite and dysfunctions in energy balance
  • Depression influence
    • Depressed individuals are less likely to exercise
  • Emotional overeating
    • Negative emotions lead to overeating
problem 3 parenting and household influence on obesity rates in children
Problem #3: Parenting and household influence on obesity rates in children
  • Home environment as a major influence
    • Cognitive engagement
    • Availability of low activity outlets
    • Availability of “junk food”
  • Parents as the “role model”
    • Food choices and eating habits
    • Activity choices
problem 4 childhood obesity and its effects
Problem #4: Childhood Obesity and its effects
  • Higher percentage of obesity in children than adults
    • 40% of Mississippi children are overweight or obese
    • “Obesity Epidemic” since 1980
  • Childhood obesity is a severe cause of death
    • Increased risk for early development of chronic diseases
  • Correlation between childhood and adult obesity
    • 80% to become obese as an adult
innovative solution
Innovative Solution

Phase 1: Building an educational obesity prevention facility in Jackson, Mississippi

  • Headquarters
  • Food Bank
  • Education on exercise and healthy eating
  • Exercise Gym
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Innovative Solution

Phase 2: Implementing improved health and physical activity policies into public school system

  • Healthier Vending Machines and Cafeterias
  • Combi-Ovens in School Kitchens
  • Increased number of school Nurses
  • Fitness Testing in Schools
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Innovative Solution

Phase 3: Documentary

  • Document efforts over a 1 year period: capture effects of the facility and public school programs on the citizens of Jackson
  • Educate and broadcast on a broader spectrum
  • Raise enough awareness so the government becomes involved and joins us in our mission to eradicate obesity
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