Module 2 – Case
BARRIERS TO HEALTHY BEHAVIORS
Review the article “Sedentary images in a population US based parenting magazine: 2010-2015” for this assignment.
Parents or caregivers play an important role in influencing children’s health behaviors. Reflecting on the article and your additional literature research, write a paper (2-3 pages) describing what family-level strategies you would use in planning for a program that promotes active lifestyle for families.
The following items in particular will be assessed:
- Identify at least 3 barriers to improving children’s sedentary lifestyle.
- Identify two specific strategies (family) you would use to plan a program that promotes active lifestyle for families. Include evidence-based information as to why you believe these strategies will be the best ones to use.
- In your opinion, what should be the ideal age to start obesity prevention, knowing that lifestyle has a great impact on whether individuals will become obese? Provide empirical evidence to support your position as to when obesity prevention should start. Make sure to cite your sources.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric. You can view it under Assessments at the top of the page. Review it before you begin working on the assignment. Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.