Feeding Obesity Through Food Policy: A Comparison Between the United States and European Union

dc.contributor.advisorSudhakaran, Pratheesh Omana
dc.contributor.authorJewell, Jordan Rena
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-21T19:47:44Z
dc.date.available2020-07-21T19:47:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.description.abstractThroughout the United States and European Union societal outcry in concurrence with government intervention has promoted change in food policy. Food policy is defined as the area of public policy concerned with how food is produced, processed, distributed, purchased, consumed, and protected. It is evident that there are major differences between the United States and European food policy. For example, Europe has a more proactive outlook on developing food policy as they will remove items from the market that are thought to cause harm. On the other hand the United States operates on an innocent until proven guilty system in which food products remain in the market until data has proven it can cause harm to the consumer. Despite having these differences in food policy both countries are concerned with the increase of obesity rates. The thesis will explore the differences between American and European food policy and the effects of food policy on obesity rates. The method of this study includes historical research on food policy of each nation along with data analysis of obesity rates prior to nutritional labeling reform and post reform of each region. By analyzing periods before and after reform the effects of food policy on obesity can be established. The outcome of this study will be useful in future conversations on governmental intervention to help decrease the cases of obesity and lessen the economic burden obesity causes on healthcare systems.
dc.description.departmentHonors College
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent41 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationJewell, J. R. (2020). Feeding obesity through food policy: A comparison between the United States and the European Union (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/12132
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectEurope
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectfood
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjectHonors College
dc.titleFeeding Obesity Through Food Policy: A Comparison Between the United States and European Union
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University

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