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Running head: FINAL PROJECT1Final ProjectLaurence Jamael Jackson Sr.Southern New Hampshire University
FINAL PROJECT2Getting StartedChildhood obesity is a continually growing problem worldwide but morespecifically in the US itself. Childhood obesity itself comes along with many otherdetrimental effects such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. In youth under19, type 2 diabetes increased a whopping 31 percent from 2001 to 2009, according to thereport. (White, 2014) Having complications such as those from childhood obesity shouldbe more directly addressed and a resolution brought into the mix of the children'schildhood.Childhood obesity is significant considering that overall, about 17 percent ofchildren ages 2 to 19 are obese. When overweight children are added to the mix, thefigure rises to 32 percent. (White, 2014) With numbers like those it prevalent thatchildhood obesity is an issue in about one of every 3 households. This should haveparents on guard for their children if they don't want their children to have healthproblems in their youth that will follow them into adulthood. High blood pressure iscalled the silent killer, so while the children may not have any noticeable side effects itshould still be taken very seriously.The first source, "Children's Eat Attitudes and Behavior," hopes to address theways in which parents effect their eating habits and behavior. This source also attemptedto test both the modelling and control and control theories of parental influence (Brown& Ogden, 2004). The purpose for this research was that Brown and Ogden, "aimed toexplore the relationship between parents and children’s eating attitudes and behavior, andto assess and compare the modelling and control theories of parental influence (2004)."Brown and Ogden's results from their research indicate that not only educating the
FINAL PROJECT3parents on what to feed their children, the parent’s diet itself should also be the focus ofchange (2004) This study suggests that, "if parents can be encouraged to recognize thattheir own eating behavior is the most important source of information for their childrenthen maybe parents can be encouraged to adopt a ‘do as I do not what I say’ approach totheir children’s food intake," (Brown & Ogden, 2004).Using credible evidence to support my Action Plan helps support my claims byproviding backing information and makes my claims hold more truths due to theresearch, study and authors used to cite my Action Plan. Children's Eating Attitudes andBehavior is a credible source because has ample citations, a clear author and release date.It has also been cited by other articles. This source is relevant to the problem ofChildhood Obesity because it provides a case study based on theories of parentalinfluences on children's eating habits. This study conformed to the ethical guidelines ofpsychology by approaching the students and asked to give a consent form to their parents.

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Psychology, Nutrition, Childhood obesity

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