West Coast University Week 6 Obesity in United States Discussion

Obesity is not just an American problem; it has become a global concern.

You will explore obesity around the world. You will research information on obesity in the United States and two other countries, each from different continents.

For this assignment:

  1. Discuss obesity in the United States and the two countries you selected.
  2. What comparisons can be made?
  3. What are the cultural differences in these countries that contribute to obesity?
  4. What are some of the contributing factors to worldwide obesity rates?
  5. What are some social determinants that may contribute to obesity rates?
  6. What are shared causal or associative factors that contribute to the global spread of this condition?
  7. Compile your response into an APA-formatted, three- to four-page paper (excluding cover page and reference page) that addresses each item listed above.
  8. Use APA (6th ed.) format to style your paper and to cite your sources. Integrate your sources into the paragraphs and use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas. You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.

See the rubric for specific grading criteria.

Due: Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)
Points: 125

 
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