Arguments For Childhood Obesity

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN AMERICA Childhood Obesity Marilyn Mitchell Professor Tetterton English 122 14 December 2013 Childhood Obesity The objective of this article is to explain that childhood obesity is increasing. This source is able to explain multiple reasons behind the reasoning for the increase of childhood obesity. The source contributes eight categories explaining how they all factor into childhood obesity. I was able to use this source for all three of my arguments: parental influence, physical and diet. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services created the source; therefore I can trust the information. This information is very factual and has charts to back its information up explaining the details visually. Although…show more content…
Along with the reason for childhood obesity, this source explains solutions to childhood obesity. This source is mainly focusing on informing the audience about childhood obesity. This source contributes everything from genetics relating to childhood obesity to everything in society causing it. I used this source to show parents who breast feed chose a healthier option for their child than those who formula feed, and explained why. This source is very informative about the topic of childhood obesity. One of the authors, Cara B. Ebbeling has multiple advanced degrees in nutrition, and has taken part in multiple research studies about obesity. Due to the background research of the author Ebbeling, I feel comfortable about using this source. Since this source did not focus on one topic, about the cause of childhood obesity and had solution I know this information was true. This source agreed with my argument about breast feeding being healthier for infants to help protect from obesity later…show more content…
The parents will then learn effective ways to help their child receive a healthy lifestyle. Verses other sources, this source was created specifically for the audience of parents of children who are obese. Where the other sources audience is was more to inform the public? I use this source to back-up my arguments that parents need to be doing more for their children. Parents are not always aware of childhood obesity statistics so this source was able to help me explain my argument about the cause of obesity in kids. The author Mary L. Gavin is a pediatrics doctor and has experience in her field for twenty plus years. Due to her background information I know this source is real, and by that I mean I can trust the information in they source. The source was lasted reviewed October of 2012, so the information is still
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