There is an obesity epidemic in the U.S. affecting all demographic groups. As waistlines increase, healthcare costs are also soaring. The incidence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels are no longer reserved for the middle-aged but are maladies spreading among children. What are the trends in fitness and wellness? How does marketing affect dietary choices? Is fast-food solely to blame? American University experts are ready to analyze factors affecting the nation’s health chart from exercise and nutrition to the influence marketing is having on young people.
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Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Can discuss: Impacts of public policy on child development, how health care and early education policy affect children's health and social-emotional outcomes