Date of Award
Associate of Arts
Dr. Jessica Flanigan
Dr. Crystal L. Hoyt
Dr. Rick Mayes
The first chapter demonstrates the impact of the obesity epidemic in the United States. The epidemic affects obese individual directly, and burdens all US citizens. The second chapter is an argument as to why the obesity epidemic should be addressed by government intervention. The US regulates risky substances such as consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana, and risky behaviors such as driving. This work explores why food is morally equal to other risky substances. The final chapter explores several food regulation policy options.
Lyon, Victoria, "Curing the obesity epidemic : the government's obligation to regulate food" (2013). Honors Theses. 54.
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