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Marilee Johnson
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Fri Mar 2, 2012 11:27am
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The subject matter I have chosen to research for the annotated bibliography is childhood obesity in recent years. I can find sources on why it has increased, what complications come with this problem now and in the future, and what parents and schools can do to help correct this health scare. Not only might there be health related issues, but there could be social issues as well. I hope to find sources on all these topics and also the varying views on these features of childhood obesity.
I have chosen to research this topic because it is something I am interested in, and when I have children way in the future a subject I want to pay close attention to. As a child I might have been a smidge hefty, or as my dad told me, thick-boned, because it came from his side of the family. As a chubby child I did not get teased as much as some other children, but there were instances where I wanted to change my appearance strictly because I was not liked because of my size. Sometimes a child is prepositioned to be obese or heavier than the rest of the children in the class, but I feel there are different sources to the problem and a variety of solutions to said problems. I want to find out if the child actually wanted to eat healthy foods at school could those options even be found, or is there just pizza and French fries filling up those Styrofoam trays every day. I want to research the different outcomes of childhood obesity and ways to correct it even if it lasts until an adult age. At this point in my life I am trying to eat healthier, not just to look better, but become healthier. I do not want to follow in my dadís footsteps and be given a diagnosis of diabetes.
The library instruction class was not completely uninformative. Some things were very detailed, but overall it was helpful. The different ways to search items is going to be useful for this assignment, and I have already found them useful in the past as well.

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