Persuasive Policy Speech
April 20th 2011
Topic: Fast food should not be served in schools.
Specific purpose statement: Lunches served in schools should be improved. Introduction.
I. Attention getter: 20.1% as of the year 2010. 5 to 10 is the number of meals a child eats at school. The percentage of obese children in the US. The number is 4 times higher than 1970s. If you have been to elementary, middle or high school, at some time, you have been exposed to canteen food. II. Thesis: I am here to tell you why poor quality food should stop being served in schools. III. Credibility: I, since childhood, have been against unhealthy nutrition but also have deepened my knowledge through research. IV. Preview:
A. Need: Firstly, there is a need to change the diet of children in the USA, especially those who always eat at schools. B. Satisfaction:Secondly, what we can do to help those younger than us in adopting a healthier diet but also at the state and why not national level. C. Visualization: Thirdly, imagine the adults of tomorrow, sick, unhealthy and no notion of healthy eating.
I. First main point: Firstly, there is a need to change the diet of children in the USA, especially those who always eat at schools. A. The menu in schools are very unhealthy.
1 Support: sample proposed menu for a specific day – 28th April 2011 for a public School in Ohio. Tortilla chips with salsa. Hot dog. Garlic three cheese pizza. a. Specific information : where are the vegetables? The fruits? Do these supposedly appointed nutritionists know about the food pyramid? B. Parents as well as kids are always complaining about the food. 2 Support: “Some of the kids don't like the food they give at school for lunch or breakfast and I totally agree with my child when he complains that the food tastes bad.," said Little Village Elementary School in Chicago parent Erica Martinez. b. Specific information: parents complain...