MN505: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community
Diabetes and obesity are life-long diseases that demand on-going medical care and continuing support and self-management education if acute and/or long-term complications are to be prevented. The United States is faced with an increasingly serious obesity epidemic, which is especially prevalent among poor children and youths. According to Levine (2011) the heightened reliance on energy-dense foods (snacks, fast foods and caloric beverages) by youths and children has been repeatedly associated with heightened risks of excessive weight gain and obesity. The prevalence of obesity in the US rose Continue reading...