School’s Contribution to Childhood Obesity: Outline
Thesis: Schools have an important role in decreasing obesity among children.
I. Glimpse of an obese child
II. School’s importance
a. Treatable and undereducated disease
b. Health and success in schools are interrelated
c. Make a difference in the lives
a. Increases over the years
b. Lower income families
c. Cost of obesity
IV. Related health problems affecting schools
b. High blood pressure
c. Asthma and other respiratory problems
d. Sleep disorders
e. Early puberty
f. Eating disorders
V. School’s contribution
a. Healthy school food environment
i. Update food guides.
iii. Venting Machines
iv. Pop band from schools.
b. Nutrition education
i. Program cuts (The Michigan Model)
ii. BMI programs
c. Physical activity time
i. Physical education
d. Teacher choices
i. Snack time
ii. Holiday Parties
iii. Parent and family involvement
a. Restatement of thesis
b. Support to change.
c. Growing problem
d. It’s time Americans fight back
Imagine being a ten year old girl named Tanya who suffers from childhood obesity. She’s over twice the weight that she should be at for a child her age. She has a hard time participating in gym class, because she suffers from asthma, and type 2 diabetes. The teacher often finds Tanya panting harder then the other kids, and with her diabetes, Tanya can only take so much. She is often found being put on the sidelines, just because her teacher doesn’t have the time or the patience to wait for Tanya as she tries to catch up with her peers. Tanya has no motivation in school, or outside in the home where her family also suffers from obesity.
She always knew something was different about her, but she could never figure out what it was about her that rubs the other school kids wrong. Until one day when a little boy, about the same age called her fat,...