Print Media Comparison: Child Obesity

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Print Media Comparison: Child Obesity Child obesity has become a controversial issue over the past decade within the world. Children's everyday lifestyles have been changed compared to past generations, which has become a main concern. The media world has speculated many different angles on what be the main cause to the increase in child obesity. Many articles have been written blaming fast food chains, lack of diet/ exercise, and education. The two scholarly sources analyzed are an article from Endocrine Today, "Engage the village' to reverse childhood obesity" and a journal publication from Education, "Physical activity and childhood obesity: strategies and solutions for schools and parents." Both sources provide many different and similar views on childhood obesity. Each article explains the main causes or observations in lifestyles resulting in child obesity. Each article presents many different views, but have very similarities. The magazine article from Endocrine Today presents a simple background to a few causes of…show more content…
The articles present the problem and then give solutions, which allows the media to be easily read. Both articles seem to be very unbiased in presenting information. I have experienced many articles over time with obesity to become very biased, which is why I mentioned them being well balanced. Typically most media articles on obesity point the finger to a fast food chain, government, and lifestyles. Both articles present those issues, but do not blame anyone for the cause of child obesity. The articles were more informative rather than destructive. References Green, G. (2012). PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY: STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND PARENTS. Education, 132(4), 915. (2008, May 25). 'Engage the village' to reverse childhood obesity. Endocrine Today. p.

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