My current problem definition is "The rise in obesity among 12 to 18 year olds in the United States over the past 15 years. This week’s blog assignment deals with stakeholders. Stakeholders are persons, organizations or other groups who share a stake in the issue, that is to say those who might be affected by the problem and/or its solution.
For my problem, some stakeholders could be children with obesity, fast food companies, pediatricians, parents of children with obesity, health food companies, hospitals and the FDA to throw a few out there. Some stakeholders would be affected more directly by my problem than others, but they are nevertheless considered a possible stakeholder.
When thinking about interventions, one possible intervention could be to inform the public about proper nutrition and good, healthy diets. With posters or speakers around schools or communities that typically have high levels of obesity among the children. This intervention could be tough because although the information would be provided, it would be the responsibility of the actual children with obesity to utilize the information for effectiveness. Another intervention would be to start the intervention earlier in a child’s life to make it more effective. Programs for infants or toddlers could be set up and utilized early on that would help prevent obesity before it even began.