Childhood Obesity

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Hope Jenkins
COM1010 P05
Instructor Suzan
November 24, 2012

Topic: Childhood Obesity
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about childhood obesity. Thesis: Showing statistics of childhood obesity, the effects of it, and the steps that parents could take to reduce their kid(s) chances of becoming obese. Delivery Plan:

When giving my delivery plan, I plan on speaking from my heart, maintain eye contact with my audience while speaking in a serious tone voice since this is a serious subject matter. I also intend on staying focus on the main points at hand, and using good upper body gestures that will be effective when delivering my speech; instead of standing completely still.

l. Introduction:
A. Attention Getter: according to eatright.org obesity affects one in every three American children ranging from the ages of 2-19, effecting both boys and girls of all race and ethnic groups. B. Importance: It’s an appalling wake up call to realize that we all are in danger of raising the first generation of American children in history who will experience shorter life expectancies than we as their parents would.

C. Credibility: According to stop-childhood-obesity.com, obesity rates have tripled the past 30yrs and have become an American epidemic, in which children follow the lead of American adults who are on record as the heaviest population group in the world with 65% of adults suffering from obesity.

D. (Body) I want to share what childhood obesity means, because in order to understand it, you have to know what it means and the effects it could have on children and some suggestions that could help reduce kid(s) chances of becoming obese.

1. First I will inform you about what obesity means with regards to children and list some statistics of childhood obesity in America. 2. Secondly I will inform you about what might be some causes and effects of childhood obesity. 3. Thirdly, I will share with you some suggests...
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