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Reducing Obesity through Nutritional Education

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A growing concern in our society is the raising rates of obesity in all age groups of our population. While numerous actions have been implemented to increase accessibility to healthier foods, these rates continue to sore. A new approach to tackle this national epidemic is to increase nutritional education to students. This petition is specific to Clemson University, but if you feel this is a good idea - feel free to sign as well.

Catharine Lindsay and I are advocating to achieve this idea by making Introduction to Principles of Human Nutrition (NUTR 2030) a general education requirement for all students. Also, we wish to enforce the addition of a nutrition module in the CU 1000 course for incoming freshman. These two options will ensure that all students will be exposed to nutritional education, leading to better health decisions overall.

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