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  1. 1. Outline of Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families Victoria Rock Press111-1204A-07 September 8, 2012 American Intercontinental University
  2. 2. Childhood Obesity in Low-Income FamiliesSpecific purpose: To inform the audience of the battles low-income families face in dealing withobesity among their children.Central Ideas: Why it is so hard for low-income families to feed healthy foods to their children I. Introduction: There are many factors that contribute to obesity in children today, but for low-income families their challenges are harder to overcome. Not only do they deal with many of the same issues as everyone else such as, pop-culture, genetics, health issues, medications, and self-esteem, they also have to deal with the cost of healthy foods, lack of affordable gym facilities, but also how to squeeze enough meals to last a month out of the little support they get each month. II. Body: In the body I will cover; A. Lack of healthy foods. B. Lack of safe facilities to exercise. C. Lack of money to provide enough meals for a month. III. Conclusion: If there was more help for low-income families to fight the problems that cause obesity in their children, we might see a major decline in childhood obesity.
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