Title: Child Obesity, a “Growing” Concern
Topic: Most Prevalent Causes of Obesity in the U.S.
Specific Purpose: To educate the audience on the key causes of the increasing obesity rate in the U.S. among adults, but especially among youth.
Thesis Statement: The main contributors to obesity among adults, but mostly among youth are environmental factors, lack of choosing nutritious meals, portion distortion and the factor that fuels all of these, advertising media.
Attention Materials: What do you think when you see an overweight child? Do you blame the child for not getting enough physical activity or eating the right foods, or do you blame the parents for not properly monitoring what the child consumes or how he or she spends their free time? It’s easy to judge overweight people when you see them because, although obesity is becoming more prevalent, it is still seen as socially unacceptable in our appearance-based society. But, before we rush to place all the blame on the child or the family, we need to ask ourselves if maybe external factors are playing a role in this rising epidemic. Thesis Statement: The main contributors to obesity among adults, but especially among youth are, environmental factors, lack of choosing nutritious meals, portion distortion and the factor that fuels all of these, advertising media. Preview: Today I am going to talk about 4 main points that are essential in understanding why obesity is increasing in the U.S., particularly among our youth. First, we need to understand our environmental factors. Second, we need to have knowledge of our own lack of choosing nutritious meals. Third, we need to understand the “portion distortion” in the U.S. food industry, and lastly, we need to have knowledge of the role advertising media plays in all of this.
(Transition: “Let start by defining what obesity is and how it is measured.”)
I. Child obesity is defined...