The Warning Obesity campaign

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Title: Warning Obesity campaign

Thesis : Can the campaign bring the positive effects? This essay will argue that the obesity warning campaign including obese children cause opposite effects, instead of positive effects on children as well as their parents.

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I. First of all, Kids are getting fatter and fatter here in America and it’s all happening at an alarming rate.

II. Second, ABC News reported that the health organization produced these ads after surveying parents in two Georgia towns.

III. Third, the goal of the advertisements is to shock families into recognizing that obesity is a problem.

Conclusion : Child obesity is become a serious concern in the U.S. These days, obesity prevention campaign that includes obese children is controversial. Many states use anti-obesity campaign materials like a post, ad, there are negative warning.

ENGL1301
SHERI VANCOURT
HYUN SON (DIANA)

Warning Obesity campaign

In less than a decade the issue of childhood obesity has become a leading public health concern in the U.S. Obesity is complex and controversial. Despite extensive debate in scientific and lay communities, no single reason has been found to explain why obesity rates have risen so dramatically. Taxes dominate the debate on solving America's obesity epidemic. Arizona considers a plan to impose a $50 fat tax on obese Medicaid patients. Like this, seriousness of obesity is not others problem anymore. However, these days, an obesity prevention campaign that includes obese children is controversial. In Atlanta, Georgia, in anti-obesity campaign materials like a post, ad, there are negative warning labels such as, "FAT KIDS BECOME FAT ADULTS". Can the campaign bring the positive effects? This essay will argue that the obesity warning campaign including obese children cause opposite effects, instead of positive effects on children as well as their parents. First of all, Kids are getting fatter and fatter here in America and it’s all happening at an alarming rate. The number of overweight children has tripled since 1980, and today one in three American kids (ages 2 to 19) are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And in Georgia, where 1 million children are considered overweight the situation is especially dire. Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the nation. At the same time, “a majority of parents of obese and overweight children underestimate their child’s weight,” a 2009 study showed. These children are all at an increased risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and hypertension. The Georgia made the obesity warning campaign including obese children for giving awareness to people. The campaign producer insists that if the campaign is not strong, people will not respond so the campaign has to have impact factors. However, NIH(National Institutes of Health)'s Alan Guttmacher said that the ads carry "a great risk of increasing stigma" around childhood obesity and, as a result, pose "risks to the psychological health" of obese adolescents. The social stigma is the severe disapproval of, or discontent with, a person on the grounds of characteristics that distinguish them from other members of a society. Stigma may attach to a person, who differs from social or cultural norms. In other words, the warning campaign including obese children stigmatizes obese children as a person who has a problem socially ("Georgia_ad_campaign_bullies_obese_kids."). Besides, the obese children can undergo maladjustment in their school. For example, the obese children who have a great risk of stigma through warning campaign arouse lack of physical activity. The reason occurs in order to avoid to ordinary children tease. Also, on the contrary, phenomenon like fighting, stealing, and substance abuse can occur to obese children. Second, ABC News reported that the health organization produced these ads after surveying parents...
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