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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 child 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 10/06/10 When the Child Crashes the Car, Blame the Parents Asian cultures use chopsticks as their utensil to eat, !Kung tribe members find their mates as early as teenagers, and Americans celebrate the holiday Halloween every October 31st. These regular practices within these diverse societies explain why these traditions resist extinction. An individual is built upon the values, morals, and traditions embedded within the society he or she was born into, a process which begins as soon as the baby is released from the womb of his or her mother. 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, parents need to fulfill their duty to serve not only as a guardian, but also a role model to the child as guidance. Thus, parents and society play a vital role in shaping the development of a child's internal mental processes and behaviors. A widespread concern in today's world is society's lazy take on its influence of eating behaviors, affecting not only the current generation, but also the new generation of people, ultimately leading to today's crisis: child obesity. A 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey “indicate[s] that an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese,” which means about one out of every five kids are severely overweight and unhealthy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). If children are born into a society where it's normal to consume 3000 calories a day, they will eventually fall into the same habits, which can be detrimental for their 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; and
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health problems, such “high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In order to prevent child obesity, it's essential to examine the probable causes. Since children are ignorant and immature, they are not the ones to be accused, but the parents along with society are to blame, which leads to one ultimate reason behind the mini marshmallows: The marketing techniques exercised by junk food businesses are responsible
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