Persuasive Speech Childhood Obesity

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Porsha Fluker
Public Speaking
4-1-13
Childhood Obesity
1. Introduction
a. Attention Getter:
Why do people still think it is OK to give candy as reward even with all the childhood obesity? b. Reason to listen/specific purpose:
i. To know facts on Obesity
2. Credibility Statement
c. Friend-High school- insecure with weight
d. Got motivated- loss weight- happy with herself
3. Body
e. Central Idea
ii. Cause of obesity, the prevention of obesity and risk factors -Important concept- Obesity leads to death
f. Preview of main points
iii. 3 things- cause of obesity, prevention for obesity, and risk factors iv. Transition signpost Let’s start with 1st point g. First Point
v. -definition of Childhood Obesity
1. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health 2. According to the Department of Health, 43% of public elementary school students are overweight and 76% of children are not getting the recommended five daily servings of fruit and vegetables. (2010, n.p) 3. Satter (2004) Lack of physical activity found to be the most significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity Transition Signpost Next is the 2nd point

h. Second Point
vi. Prevention of Obesity
4. According to WebMD, children are lacking the support from their parents as far setting a good example, rewarding them with candy or maybe even fast food is not the key of preventing childhood obesity. (WebMD, 2001, n.p) 5. ( Mayo Clinic) Emphasize the positive- Emphasize the benefits of exercise apart from helping to manage weight. If you foster your child's natural inclination to run around, explore and eat only when hungry — not out of boredom — a healthy weight should take care of itself. (04 May 2012) 6. Schedule yearly well-child visits. Take your child to...
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