Thesis Statement: Child obesity is a major controversial issue throughout the nation. Many factors have an impact on how and whom to blame of an increase due to child obesity. As a family, community, and even nation, this dilemma has to reversed into a positive outcome for every child and adult to live a healthier lifestyle.
II. Child Obesity
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A. Definition of obesity
B. The causes of child obesity
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2. Signs of child obesity
3. Psychological and emotional effects
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III. Society’s view and concern for obesity
A. Impact on teen health
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