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OUTLINE #2 TITLE When the Child Crashes the Car, Blame the Parents TOPIC Obesity of children STASIS QUESTION What is the main factor in today's society contributing to childhood obesity? THESIS The marketing techniques exercised by junk food businesses are responsible for the present childhood obesity crisis. INTRODUCTION - Statistics of obese children - Children's ignorance and immature cognitive mind SUPPORT - Amount of advertisements promoting unhealthy food - Easy accessibility and availability of junk food - Interlinking unhealthy food with children's interests/hobbies/trends (tie-ins)
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Ashlee Chang Gianunzio English 100 - Section 19 11/10/10 When the Child Crashes the Car, Blame the Parents Even after an existence on Earth of one thousand days, a child's cognitive thinking skills and maturity is still far below par to realize what is right and what is wrong. Due to his or her lack of experience and knowledge, it's essential that the proper guidance is provided to steer him or her down the right path. Parents and society play a vital role in shaping the development of a child's internal mental processes and behaviors. Though this is true, marketers definitely play a heavy role in the influence of kids' behavior as well. A widespread concern persisting in today's world built on marketer's advertising and people's unwillingness to resist temptations allows a big problem to grow even bigger (literally): childhood obesity. A 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey “indicated that an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years were obese,” which means that about one out of every five kids were, and are (even more-so), severely overweight and unhealthy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Obesity could be detrimental to a child's future, as “one study found that approximately 80% of children who were overweight at age 10-15 years were obese adults at age 25 years” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Accompanied with obesity are social problems, such as peer pressure, along with health problems, such “high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In order to prevent childhood obesity, it's essential to examine the probable causes. Since children are ignorant and immature, they are not the ones to be accused. Most parents and society try their best to shield the minds of children from influences distracting children from their healthy habits, though some influential powers prove to be to be impossible to evade. There is one ultimate
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reason that is adding to the masses of these mini marshmallows: the marketing techniques exercised by junk food businesses are responsible for the present childhood obesity crisis. Television commercials, magazine ads, exterior of semi trucks, public benches,
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Giawanz during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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Essay #2 Final Draft - OUTLINE #2 TITLE When the Child...

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