So Long Cupcake! How You Can Help Fight The Obesity Epidemic in the United States. Jenine De Marzo, Ed.D Assistant Professor Department of Health Studies Adelphi University Garden City, New York
Jenine De Marzo, Ed.D
Department of Health Studies
Garden City, New York
Created from NHANES data the first generation of children that will not live as long as their parents.
No Data <10% 10%–14% the first generation of children that will not live as long as their parents.Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)
No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%-24% 25%
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC
Public Policy Factors
Federally Legislated Wellness
Trans fat ban
All influence health behavior
Physical Activity opportunities
1. Suburban, upper middle class neighborhood
2. Urban/underserved, lower income school district.
The initiative was presented as professional development for classroom teachers. The idea was to provide the tools necessary for the elementary school professional. Educators were introduced to a variety of wellness activities that can be done within the confines of the classroom and can take as little as 10 minutes and as long as 30 minutes to complete.