HealthRisks Associated with Obesity Among Children Gianna Waddy Psychology CHHS 302: Professional Writing Health/Human Services
Professional Interest • Psychology major • School psychology-middle school counselor • This research gives me knowledge about a problem kids in middle school face
Critical Situation • Children are failing to live a healthy lifestyle. • Obesity has a significant impact on a child’s physical and mental health
Rhetorical Timing • United States currently has the highest obesity rate in the world • Decreasing rates over the last five years among elementary and middle school students,
“They Say” • Impacts on children becoming obese: • Environment • Influence ofparents • Obesity will negatively affect a child’s future • Benefits from health insurance • Spend more on health care
Community Connection • Doctors, Nutritionists, Mayors, Restaurants, and Families should all care about this research
Thank You • Questions?
References • Learn the facts. Let's Move!. (n.d.). Let's Move!. Retrieved February 16, 2012, fromhttp://www.letsmove.gov/learn-facts/epidemic-childhood-obesity