Public and Private Organization Efforts

This section gives information about the organizational-level aspects of bodyweight and obesity. An organization is an organized body of people with a particular purpose, such as a business, society, or association.

Public Schools PE Implement Change on Childhood Obesity” provides information about the budgets and guidelines that schools follow involving physical education (PE) programs. This section emphasizes the importance of PE in schools and how it works to prevent childhood obesity. “School Nutrition Programs” discusses the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model, and how these programs have been implemented to improve the health of school-age children and adolescents. These programs aim to educate students on healthy eating behaviors and allow students access to nutritious food. These chapters fall under the topic of organizations because schools are organizations with the purpose of educating individuals of all ages.

Employee Health and Worksite Wellness Programs” discusses the health of employees, the effects of obesity on employees and the healthcare system, and how worksite wellness programs can promote the health of employees. Worksite wellness programs include any health activities that are used to encourage healthy behaviors, which can help decrease healthcare costs and increase productivity. This chapter is included in organization efforts because it consists of businesses implementing programs to improve the health of their employees.



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An Ecological Approach to Obesity and Eating Disorders Copyright © 2020 by Zach Harley; Victoria Kellogg; Tyler Mandel; Ashley Jacoby; Sydney Worrrall; Savannah Shope; Samuel Garrson; Randy Fang; Peyton Sutley; Nicole Barber; Maclaine Hanvey; Laurie Barton; Lauren Gohs; Kelly Berk; Katie Yacu; Katie Dzoba; Greg Goines; Federico Martinez; Drew Belsha; Conor Coleman; Chris Matlashewski; Brian Weaver; and Brandon Perdue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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