The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems


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How does a person who is classified as obese differ from a person who is classified as overweight?

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1. How is a person's body composition estimated?

2. What is true about the rate of obesity in the last 30 years?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of fatty tissue and complications related to being overweight.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The term for someone with a BMI of 30 or higher
  • Measurement of body fat using height and weight
  • Percentage of adults who are overweight in the U.S.
  • Fatty tissue
  • Issues caused by being overweight

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on weight management
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what fatty tissue is
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about a tool used that measures a person's body fat by using height and weight

Additional Learning

To learn more about weight and weight complications, review the lesson The Issues of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify a tool that tells medical professionals if a person if overweight or not
  • Review statistics of overweight adults
  • Understand the cost of U.S. medical expenses related to issues of weight management