Essay Childhood Obesity

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Introduction to Research Paper: Childhood Obesity
1. the specific question you propose to answer for your final research paper
~What are the causes and consequences of childhood obesity and how can it be either prevented, or solved.

2. your working thesis statement
~Childhood obesity is a major cause of disease and health risks, including death, in America and we need to work together to solve this epidemic.

3. an overview of what you currently know about the issue
~Childhood obesity is now considered an epidemic in the United States. It is effecting many children in the population, causing things such as high blood pressure, diabetes and death. And, this issue that is causing so many problems, is preventable. There are currently
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Also, I would like to find out some, if any, of the initiatives that are happening in this area to encourage children to get out and play, lose weight, or eat healthier.

5. a list of arguments which oppose the one you plan to make
~Childhood obesity really isn’t that big of a problem/ There aren’t that many obese children in America.
~We shouldn’t have to worry about childhood obesity, because it isn’t affecting us/our children.
~We shouldn’t have to help prevent/solve this problem, because it isn’t us/our children that are obese.

6. a list of sources you have looked at on the topic at this point
Paoletti, J. (2007). Tipping the scales: What nurses need to know about the childhood obesity epidemic. RN, 70(11).

Salbe, A.D., Weyer, C., Lindsay, R.S., Ravussin, E., & Tataranni, P. (2002). Assessing risk factors for obesity between childhood and adolescence: I. birth weight, childhood adiposity, parental obesity, insulin, and leptin. Pediatrics, 110(2), 299.

Varga, C. (2007). Childhood obesity and inactivity at an alarming high. Chart, 104(2), 9.

Whitney, E. & Rolfes, S.R. (2011). Understanding nutrition. Belmont, CA:

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