Faculty Advisor(s)

Rebecca Bonnett

Associated Course

APN 605

Publication Date

Fall 2018



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The purpose of this handout is to use evidence-based research to educate the adolescents population about the growing problem of overweight and obesity among youth in this age group. This handout describes the criteria for being considered overweight or obese during adolescence. Possible risk factors for adolescent overweight and obesity are identified. The handout discusses the burden of disease and the potential consequences associated with being overweight or obese as an adolescent. Behavior modification strategies for preventing or treating overweight and obesity in adolescent’s are also described.

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© 2018 Jordan Reichel


Overweight, Obesity, Body Fat, Body Mass Index, Adolescents, Youth, Diet, Physical Activity, Genetics, Socioeconomic Status, Lazy Lifestyle, Race/Ethnicity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Cancer, Asthma, and Bone/Joint Issues, Depression, Self-Confidence, Quality of Life, Calories, Nutrients, Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Sugary Drinks, Junk Food, Fast Food, Healthy Fats, Saturated Fats, Portion Size




This handout was originally created for Jane, an adolescent female who is obese. But it may be used to educate any and all adolescents about overweight and obesity, as anyone in this population can be affected by the condition. The handout is intended for general audiences.

The Fight Against Overweight And Obesity Among Adolescents

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