A review of the literature on the school related contributing factors to childhood obesity

Michelle Buzbee, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


This project reviews the literature related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. It looks specifically at the school related contributing factors to obesity. This review provides information on school lunches and the socioeconomic status of students. The literature review looks at the lack of physical activity and its relationship to obesity as well. This review ends by providing examples of how schools implement reform to benefit the health of their students.