Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
obesity, food environment, health, consequences, public health
The rising obesity rates have been constantly discussed in the media, academia, science, and society in the United States; from root causes and possible solutions to effects on individual health and the health of our nation. In my thesis, I focus on the social and economic causes of obesity, especially on the food environment in the United States. My ultimate goal is to effectively argue that obesity a problem rooted in society, often caused by factors such as the price of food, the availability of food, and the mass marketing of food to both children and adults.
Allenick, Meredith, "Obesity in the United States: The Food Environment and How It Is Linked to Obesity" (2012). Honors Theses. 763.