Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. According to the most recent statistics available, more than one-third of all adults in the United States are considered obese. Over the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. You can visit http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html to read more about the facts of adult obesity. There are considerable medical, social, and financial costs to being obese.
Topic 1: Obesity Discrimination
For this week’s Discussion, read the articles on obesity discrimination as well as the position statement from the Weight Bias Task Force.
Discuss the following in your initial post:
After reading the articles, explore your opinion on obesity by answering the following questions. Remember, you should remain professional at all times and outline your opinions in a respectful manner. Feel free to do some further reading or research in the Kaplan Library.
1. Are obese men subject to the same levels of discrimination as obese women? Why or why not?
2. What age group suffers the most from this discrimination? Why do you think it is so?
3. What advice would you give a friend who struggles with obesity and obesity discrimination?
Remeto get involved throughout the entire week
· to contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion
· to use the course content to form your posts and responses
As a guideline, should be at least 150 words
Keep in mind that when you post, you should include references such as the textbook and articles found online. The class is enhanced by sharing knowledge, so use Discussions as a way of creating a community resource for yourself and your classmates.
Grosvenor, M., & Smolin, L. (2015). Visualizing nutrition: Everyday choices, (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. (2015, September 2015). Adult obesity facts. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html