Understanding Obesity

To meaningfully address the obesity crisis, we must examine cultural trends along with trends in body weight. These trends in the American population have occurred over the last two decades. They appear largely due to many changes in our culture that negatively impact our health.

These slides describe key behaviors and cultural trends associated with obesity.

Physical inactivity
Unhealthy eating
Meals eaten away from home
Portion sizes
Soft-drink consumption
Screen time

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