Childhood Obesity 1 Analyzing Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families Victoria Rock American Intercontinental University On-line
Childhood Obesity 2 AbstractChildhood obesity in low-income families is a major problem in our country. I felt it wasimportant to explain why this is a big problem. I will go over all the steps from choosing mytopic to research done and the outline in which I used. I hope this will help to show whychildhood obesity is a major problem among low-income families and the need to help providewhat is needed to stop this epidemic.
Childhood Obesity 3 Analyzing Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families In choosing a topic for my presentation, I wanted to talk about something that I had someknowledge of. I have been fighting the battle of the bulge with my daughters for many yearsnow. I hear people all the time talking about low-income families feeding their children nothingbut junk foods, but I know this to be false because I don’t buy junk foods. I have been buyingwhat I thought was healthy foods because they was approved by the government. After realizingwhat was in fact going on, I felt the need to open everyone’s eyes as to the real facts involvedwith low-income families’ struggles in dealing with this major health issue of obesity among ourchildren. Once I had chosen my topic I had to decide what it was I wanted to prove in mypresentation. I knew for a fact that I was having problems with obesity in my family and why,but was there enough information out there that would help prove what I was saying. I began towrite an outline out to cover the main points of my topic. I knew I wanted to discuss the lack ofhealthy foods, lack of affordable gym facilities, and the lack of money to obtain these things bylow-income families. My task was looking for information that would in fact help me provethese issues. When doing my research I found many articles that covered my questions, but Iwanted reliable sources, so I had to look to see if these resources were in fact reliable. Afterdetermining that they were, I chose the ones that best fit with what I wanted to discuss in mypresentation. I felt the most compelling evidence was going to be my own paperwork done bythe state of Minnesota in determining if I was eligible for food support.
Childhood Obesity 4 With the way the economy is today and millions of people now without work andbecoming low-income families, the problem with childhood obesity is going to get worse. Theneed to inform every one of the struggles faced everyday by low-income families needs to betold. It wasn’t hard finding the proper visual aids to help show my point. In many areas all youhave to do is step outside your door and you see it everywhere. I think the visual aids I chosewere the right ones for my presentation. At first I wasn’t sure if my presentation was effective or not until I heard the questions thatwere being asked when I was done. The questions that was asked proved to me that everyonewas in fact listening to what I had to say, but it wasn’t until I read the analyzes done byStephanie Willis on my presentation and the comments made by those that responded to her viewof my presentation, did it hit me that I did in fact get my message across and move people bywhat I had to say. This presentation was easy for me to do because I live it every day of my life.There is still so much more information out there on this topic that I am going to continue toresearch and help others realize the true struggles that we are facing every day. Hopefully oneday everyone will finally see the true facts about obesity among low-income families. There are many steps that can be done in preparing for a presentation that I will use nexttime to hopefully enable me to prepare for my next presentation. These steps will include: Determine what I want my topic to be based on and what I know personally about the topic Write out questions I want to ask Research those questions Do an outline of what I want to discuss Find reliable resources that cover the information
Childhood Obesity 5 Write my paper out in rough draft several times till I get it just the way I want it to sound. If I follow these steps I’m sure to continue to write the best papers and presentations I can.
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