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Tayler Creech
3/22 discussion
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:30pm
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My final topic for the Annotated Bibliography is childhood obesity in America. It has become such a big problem in today’s society since the today’s youth will some day be the workforce. Childhood obesity is not only the child’s fault, but the parent and educators fault as well. People are so “on the go” these days and don’t have time to cook nutritious meals, which results in eating fast food. Advertisements also have a huge impact on childhood obesity because children are seeing these false ads about delicious food and believing it. I think it is important for people to learn about this topic because it is getting worse every year. Schools are also not doing a great job of providing nutritious foods and daily physical activity. Young students should get in a habit of making smart food choices and living a physically healthy life. I found a lot of different articles about childhood obesity in America and have found that there are many different programs in schools to prevent it. The sources that are most relevant to my topic are scholarly journals found on the libraries website. I have found most of my citations there because I know those are accurate sources. I have not found any on the Internet yet because I just have my 8 print sources as of right now. I honestly like doing my research on the libraries database because it gives me the exact information I need for my citations. I have never really used the database for papers before because I have always thought it was too complicated and was never showed the proper way to research the exact information I needed. I don’t have many concerns with completing the project. One concern I do have is writing about the target audience. Almost every article is either towards the parents of the obese children or towards the community/society. There are some articles directed towards the government because of the language and vocabulary. Other than that I don’t have any questions. I actually didn’t mind doing this paper. It was very helpful and I wish I had to do one in high school.

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