Persuasive Letter

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05/05/12

Mayor Joshua Mitchell
Sanger City Council
1700 7th Street
Sanger, Ca. 93657

Mr. Mitchell, I am writing you as a citizen of Sanger, and as a Registered Nurse currently pursuing a BSN through the University of Phoenix. I believe that we share a common interest in improving the state of our community. I have looked into your personal website and have seen that you have a great interest eradicating gang activity and hunger in our community of Sanger. I commend you for bringing in extra police forces from nearby cities to combat gangs. I also see your involvement in the many community food drives and frequently bringing in the Community Food Bank into Sanger to provide free food for our citizens in need of food assistance. You are also very involved in our youth programs such as little league which promotes physical activity that will help combat obesity in our kids. Therefore, I trust that you will share my concern regarding childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles for both our children of the community and their parents. I believe that if we can promote physical activity and healthy eating habits in adults who are the role models, we will combat obesity, not only for this generation but for future ones. The United Nations Health Decade has partnered with the World Health Organization in acknowledging the epidemic of obesity as a global issue that affects both adults and children. In an effort to improve global health, the UN Global Health Decade has established Millennium Development Goals to reduce death and disease worldwide. The threat to health caused by obesity is rapidly growing in the United States and other developed countries. Obesity is so widespread and commonplace; it has replaced the conventional threats to global health once held by malnutrition and infectious disease. More than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2011). The unhealthy lifestyles and lack of...
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