Childhood Obesity

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Definition of the problem
The problem that my research article (Childhood Obesity and Schools: Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health) was conducted to identify the effects of the National School Lunch Program / School Breakfast Program on Childhood Obesity. It is important for health care administrators to study childhood obesity because of the overall impact it has on not only the overall health of the children but also has effects on health insurance and other areas associated with health care coverage as well as long term medical issues.

Study purpose
The purpose of the article “Childhood Obesity and Schools: Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health is to explore the relationship between childhood obesity and school type, National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program eligibility, membership in sports clubs and other sociodemographics, and household factors” (Li & Hooker, 2010).

Research question
The question which the research sets out to answer is known as a research question. The research question sets the foundation for which the research is about. The research question for the article “Childhood Obesity and Schools: Evidence From the National Survey of Children’s Health” is “Are the children eligible for the National School Lunch Program/ School Breakfast Programs at a higher risk for childhood obesity than others?”

Hypothesis or hypotheses
A hypothesis is “a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts” (Dictionary.com). The hypothesis for this article would be that children on the National School Lunch Program/ School Breakfast Program are at higher risk for childhood obesity than children who are not.

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