1888PressRelease – The Dietspotlight.com Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created to encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity, and its related problems, can be controlled.
Since 2008, DietSpotlight.com has been one of the most-referenced weight loss resource sites on the web with more than 50,000 comments and 75,000 ratings posted by readers. Countless Wikipedia entries, diet blogs and question-and-answer sites link to Dietspotlight.com as an authority on all things diet related. In addition, over 100 College and University websites, including citations from respected professors, point to Dietspotlight.com as a credible resource.
Each year Dietspotlight.com gives away college scholarships, totaling up to $6,000, to exceptional men and women majoring in health-related fields. Based on the quality of the submitted essay, the highest award is $3,000 which will be given to the winner, and three additional winners will receive $1,000.
The obesity epidemic is one of the country’s most serious health problems. Over the past 35 years, obesity rates have more than doubled. The average American is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. More than 34.9% of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. Keys to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight include healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the daily intake of calories.
The Dietspotlight.com Research Leadership Scholarship Program aims to raise obesity awareness, in hopes that it may encourage students to work toward a future in which the escalating rates of obesity and its related diseases can be reversed.
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