Americans are getting heavier, and experts view the trend as a national epidemic, rather than an individual problem. Sedentary lifestyles, increased portions and the continuing proliferation of snack food products contribute to an environment which health advocates view as problematic, particularly for young people. While some individuals feel overwhelmed by the evolving standards for nutrition and exercise, one fundamental truth remains: a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential ingredients for fighting obesity. What is a healthy diet? What constitutes regular exercise? Students can explore this case study to analyze their body mass index, nutritional needs and exercise quotient.
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