Obesity Rates in the United States – Discussion Post

Obesity Rates in the United States – Discussion Post


Obesity rates (Links to an external site.) are at an all time high in the United States. In fact, these rates have more than tripled since the 1980’s! In response, food manufacturers have attempted to create and market foods that are “healthier”, such as low-fat and low-sugar products.

Your Tasks


Please discuss the following in your original post:

  1. How would you explain the high obesity rates in the United States despite changes to our food markets? Are we focusing on the wrong things? If so, what should we focus on instead? (15 points)
  2. The post must be at least 250 words. (2 points)
  3. Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. (3 points)

Answer preview:

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