The Public Needs to Know Essay

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Tomeka Kent ENG115 English Composition Assignment 2.1: The Public Needs to Know Professor Dorothy Hoerr May 12, 2013 Do we ever concern ourselves with what our children are eating for breakfast and lunch at school? Well we need to start. There is a crisis amongst us, colon: childhood obesity and illnesses are at an all-time high. Changing our children’s lunch and breakfast menus at school is one step towards creating healthy children into healthy adults. Good, concise intro Economic Situation- CDC (Center for Disease Control) has issued that childhood obesity has become a major public health crisis nationally and internationally. Doctors are concerned about the rise of obesity in children and teens because obesity can lead to health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and asthma. Obese children may experience immediate health consequences which can lead to weight-related health problems in adulthood. Studies have shown that obese children and teens are more likely to become obese as adults. CDC believes the cause of Childhood obesity is the result of eating too many calories as well as not getting enough physical activity. This is where it became a concern that meals served in schools were not meeting current dietary needs. Since this is the economics section, you needed to describe what the economic effects of this are. ("Data and Statistics." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 Jan. 2013. Web.) this belongs on the references page. In-text citations are different. Also, this is MLA style, not APA. Special Needs- After much research I found a

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