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Modifying Some Laws to Support my Healthy Living Campaign
Words: 1033 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 90595760
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Advocacy Campaign on Obesity
Legislative and policy frameworks have formed a fundamental basis of regulating the prevalence of chronic diseases in the past. Obesity has been subject to legislative laws and enactment of policies that seek to create an environment that is difficult for the thriving of obesity. While the “raise a healthy child” campaign proposed in part one will be helpful in dealing with childhood obesity, its effectiveness will be premised on its alignment with the existing laws and policies.
With the desire ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of this campaign, there will be a need to adjust the existing laws to align them with the requirements of this campaign. First, the 2008 Farm Bill created a special fund that aimed at subsidizing cereal-based foodstuffs such as soybeans and corn (American Farmland Trust, 2008). The enactment of this law was meant to reduce the price of such foodstuff and…

American Farmland Trust, (2008). Success in the 2008 Farm Bill, a New Direction for Farm and Food Policy: AFT Overview of the 2008 Farm Bill. Available at
Ogden, C., Carroll. M. & Flegal. K. (2009) “High body mass index for age among US children and adolescents, 2003–2006.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 299, 2401–5
Ferraro, K., Thorpe. R. & Wilkinson. J. (2010). “The life course of severe obesity: Does childhood overweight matter?” Journals of Gerontology, Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58(2), 110–19
Enns, C., Mickle, S & Goldman, J. (2006). “Trends in food and nutrient intakes by children in the United States.” Family Economics and Nutrition Review, 14(2):56–68
Wang, Y., Bleich S., Gortmaker. S. (2008). “Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among U.S. children and adolescents, 1988–2004.” Pediatrics, 121, e1604–14.

New York City Meatless Monday
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The ongoing politics of the diet offered at schools causes a major debate. There are differing opinions on the government's intervention in the feeding programmes of public schools. The debate results from the question of responsibility of obesity in children. Some feel that the government is to blame and should take the necessary actions to minimize obesity while others feel that it is the responsibility of parents to keep their children healthy. The government should formulate other ways of managing obesity in children in place of regulating intake of meat in school.
The government should leave the decision of diet to citizens. The government of New York recently created a program for all the public schools that ban the inclusion of meat, both red and white, on Mondays. Students will have to consume alternative meals. Politics of food in New York arise in the debate on the reasons for the…

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“Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” Federal Register, 1 Mar. 2017,
Adamson, Allan. “Working Moms Could Be to Blame for Child Obesity Epidemic, Study Suggests.” Tech Times, 11 Mar. 2019,
Ap. “NYC Will Have \\\\'Meatless Mondays\\\\' in All Public Schools - The Boston Globe.”, 11 Mar. 2019,
Chera, Satinder, and Satinder Chera. “When It Comes to Ads and Obesity, Our Kids Are Our Responsibility.” HuffPost Canada, HuffPost Canada, 3 Aug. 2017,
Ducharme, Jamie. “Obesity in America: More Than Half of Kids May Be Obese by 35.” Time, Time, 29 Nov. 2017,
Howard, Jacqueline. “The States Where Childhood Obesity Is Highest.” CNN, 24 Oct. 2018,
Ihnat, Gwen. “New York Mayor Announces ‘Meatless Monday’ Public-School Lunches.” The Takeout, 13 Mar. 2019,
Jacobs, Andrew. “How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks.” The New York Times, 14 Mar. 2019,

Proposed Policy Advocacy Campaign
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Developing an Advocacy Campaign

The proposed policy is for dealing with the public health concern of obesity focuses on promoting interactions between doctors and patients through which patients take personal responsibility for their weight problem and become active participants in addressing environmental factors. This proposed policy is based on the premise that dealing with obesity requires patients to understand and responsibility for personal dietary and exercise habits (Doroghazi, 2015). As patients take personal responsibility through empowerment by physicians, they effectively address their weight problems, which in turn contribute to better health outcomes. However, the implementation of this policy requires modification of existing laws/regulations. The existing laws or regulations would affect health advocacy efforts as several obstacles could emerge in the legislative process.
Modification of Existing Laws or Regulations
As previously mentioned, the implementation of the proposed policy would require modification of existing laws or regulations on obesity. The existing laws…

Dietz, W.H., Benken, D.E. & Hunter, A.S. (2009, March). Public Health Law and the Prevention and Control of Obesity. The Milbank Quarterly – A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Health Policy, 87(1), 215-227.
Doroghazi, R. (2015). A Candid Discussion of Obesity. The American Journal of 
Medicine, 128(3), 213-214.
Ferguson et al. (2009, June 1). Review of Obesity Related Legislation & Federal Programs. Retrieved October 11, 2017, from 
Milstead, J.A. (Ed.). (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse\\'s guide. (Laureate Education, Inc., custom Ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Siedlecki, C.R. (2016, August 10). Political Influence: Why and How Healthcare Leaders Must Get Involved. Retrieved October 11, 2017, from 

Disparity in Health Issues in the United States
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The group chosen for this project consists of African American women and one of the major health issues that they face is obesity. African American women who suffer from obesity can range in place and demographic. 56% of African American women are currently obese or overweight (State of Obesity, 2018). The numbers also indicate a stark disparity between whites and blacks regarding obesity: “Nationally, in 2011 to 2012, 20.5 percent of African American girls were obese compared with 15.6 percent of White girls” (State of Obesity, 2018). In many cases, however, class does serve as an indicator of the risk of obesity for many African American women as “lower-incomes and poverty correlate strongly with an increase in obesity, since less nutritious, calorie-dense foods are often less expensive than healthier foods.  African American families have earned $1 for every $2 earned by White families for the past 30 years” (State of…

Banerjee, E. S., Herring, S. J., Hurley, K. E., Puskarz, K., Yebernetsky, K., & LaNoue, M. (2018). Overcoming obesity: a mixed methods study of the impact of Primary care physician counseling on low-income African American women who successfully lost weight. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(2), 374-380.
Modell, S., Mathew, E., Greenberg, S. (2015). Status Report: Oncogenomic Testing in the Wake of Health Care Reform. Annals of Public Health and Research, 2(3), 1022.
State of Obesity. (2018). Current status. Retrieved from
Walcott, F.L., Dunn, B.K., DeSheilds, M., & Baquet, C. (2014). The affordable care act and genetic testing for inheritable cancer syndromes: Impact on high risk underserved minorities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 15, 46-62.
Yanek, L. R., Becker, D. M., Moy, T. F., Gittelsohn, J., & Koffman, D. M. (2016). Project Joy: faith based cardiovascular health promotion for African American women. Public Health Reports, 116(1), 68-81.

Examining Sampling Methods
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This paper examines three scholarly articles and discusses the sampling technique associated with the studies. The first is a critique by Mayes (2015). The second is a Level VII study by Wetter and Hodge (2016). The third is a Level V study by Pause (2017). These three studies offer different approaches to the sample of data used in each of the studies and thus examining each provides an opportunity to understand how different sets of data may be obtained and what the ethical parameters associated with each one should be.
In the study by Mayes (2015), the study examines the work of bioethicists Peter Singer and Dan Callahan in order to provide a critique of their arguments regarding obesity. The study defines their arguments as essentially that “obesity is not simply a clinical or personal issue but an ethical issue with social and political consequences” (Mayes, 2015, p.…

Obese Interview With an Obese Individual for
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Obese Interview

Interview with an Obese Individual

For this assignment I interviewed an obese individual from the South Florida area. I found it difficult to select an individual based on their physical condition. It was definitely a challenge to, not only identify such an individual, but also find a way to approach them without being insulting or making the person feel uncomfortable about their condition obesity in any way. Although I am familiar with some obese people through my network of friends and family, I chose to select an individual that I was not acquainted with so that there was slightly less pressure to not be offensive in anyway. For example, I obviously know that this is a sensitive subject for many obese people, and I was personally worried that if I somehow offended someone that was within my network that it would cause some kind of issue for my…