Annotated Bibliography Ryan Newhouse

Writer Memo

I found this research to be particularly interesting:When it came to research I found I used mostly government websites or organizations
This part of my annotated bibliography was surprisingly difficult: I found it difficult at first but once I got the first one done I had the hang of it.
Next time I would do this differently:It felt repetitive but it strengthens your writting skills and wouldn't change it


"Adolescent and School Health", Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, July 10th, 2013, web, Feb 10th, 2014.

[http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm]

(summary)
In the article at talks about how childhood obesity has played a major issue in schools and how it has tripled in the past thirty years. Over weight is having to much excess weight and it has long term effects on the health and wellbeing of not just kids but everyone. Long term effects have seem to start at a young age and cause heart disease and diabetes once they reach adulthood. Being overweight has caused a variety of cancers including breast cancer and kidney problems. In order to help prevent issues with obesity people would have to change habits including eating and work in physical activities during the day so that it can lower these risks of sickness. Schools have noticed the problems and have practiced healthier eating adjustments to prevent obesity.

(assess)
The writing seems to be trying to persuade readers to make a change but also at the same time letting us know the problems of obesity. It is reliable information because it is coming from a CDC website which is the Center of Disease Control. It has been recently updated . The writing is understandable and is meant for the average person or concerned citizen. Its information is cited and a lot if its information comes from organizations or societies.

(reflection)
Over all this writing would be a very good and reliable source to use if I were to do a topic on childhood obesity. The information that the CDC uses for the paper is very reliable since it comes from organizations.

"Childern's Health", WebMD, WebMD, July 11th, 2012, web, Feb 10th, 2014.

www.webmd.com/children/guide/obesity-children

(Summary)
In this article it talks about how obesity in children if on a continues rise and is going to be a future problem because kids that become overweight at a young age will most likely be overweight as adults. They will most likely have a high chance for disease and will have a high chance of having a low self esteem and stress. It goes over the problems that could affect kids being overweight including unhealthy eating styles or just lack of physical activity. Some families all have a problem with overweight issues which makes it easier for new born to have a higher chance of being overweight. So in order to prevent overweight issues families need to be more active and help their kids by supporting and motivating them to lose weight.
(Assess)
This article have allot of good information that does not seem to be bias. It comes from a Medical website and most of its information has been used by other government sites making it a reliable source. It is a recent article and is not outdated. All the information is understandable and is meant for the average person to read. The author looks to have spent time on it and did not rush the article.
(Reflection)
Over all the article is something I would use if I were to do a topic on childhood obesity. It gives tips on how to eat healthy and prevent weight loss. it provides useful information and would be a good reliable topic to use for a paper.

Mary Story, Marguerite Evans, Richard R Fabsitz, Theresa E Clay, Bonnie Holy Rock, and Brenda Broussard, "The Epidemic of Obesity in American Indian Communities and the Need For Childhood Obesity-Prevention Programs", The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The American Society of Clinic Nutrition, 2014, web, Feb. 12th, 2014

[http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/69/4/747S.short]

(Summary)
This article talks about how American Indians have had a high turnout in childhood obesity and that diabetes is beginning to become more and more of an issue. In the last two generations people believe obesity is the cause of fast foods and the luxury lifestyle that once was more of a physical lifestyle. American Indian programs have been initiated to help prevent childhood obesity by supporting healthy choices and better eating habits. More and more American Indian programs to prevent obesity are coming up to help prevent adulthood obesity and the diseases that could fallow up from obesity.
(Assess)
Looking at the article it looks to be a well layed out article. It provides the latest update and the who wrote the article. The article comes from a medical website and is an organization making it a reliable article. The Information provided is not much but it provides good information. The cited sources for this article comes from published journals and organizations backing up the fact that the article reliable.
(Reflection)
Overall the article is a good article but instead of it being about just American Indians it could have been about Americans in general because all of America is having the same issues not just American Indians. Otherwise it provides decent information and it is readable for the average person.

Melinda Smith, M.A., Maya W. Paul, and Lawrence Robinson, "Healthy Weight Loss and Diet Tips", Helpguide.org, Helpguide.org, December 2013, Web, Feb. 12th, 2014

[http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_weight_loss.htm]

(Summary)
In this article it goes over many ways you can help yourself lose weight or even just eat healthy. When it comes to eating to lose weight if you subtract 500 calories from your daily diet each day you will lose a pound a week. One thing people tend to do it when they eat they are pitiful when they eat and you want to avoid that as well as being emotional when you eat. You should eat veggies and savor each bite. Don't starve yourself and just plan your meals and drink more water. You want your meals to consist of fruits grains and veggies. Turning off the TV and getting exercise is another big way you can lose weight.
(Assess)
The Articles Information comes from an organization making it a likely reliable source. It provides its authors and The website is a trusted nonprofit resource. The Information in the article is meant for the everyday reader. The article has been recently updated three months before. It is well laid out and no noticeable spelling errors making it article that someone put hard time into.
(Reflection)
Looking at this article I see that it is all about tips on how to eat healthy and what not to do and what to do when on a diet. I don't think all the information would be good for article on childhood obesity but it would be good for how to prevent obesity. You might be able to pull information out for an article on childhood obesity prevention but would be very little. Overall the article is good but it is not a good choice for doing an article on childhood obesity.

"Healthy Schools", America Moves to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids, Let's Move,2013, web, Feb 12, 2014

[http://www.letsmove.gov/healthy-schools]

(Summary)
In this Article It talks about what schools are doing to reduce health issues. Many Student participate in school breakfasts and lunches. Schools in 2012 have changed the standard of school meals by adding more whole grains, vegetables, low fat milks, and fruits. Schools have also limited the amounts of food you receive based on your age and grade level. Schools have reimbursed 6cents for each lunch because of the new Standards. School teacher, Principles, and school nutrition workers are coming together to make schools healthier for students. Schools have started to hires chefs who can help make food more appetizing but at the same time healthy so kids will eat their foods. Schools have also introduced salad bars and work to provide healthier students.
(Assess)
The article looks to be very reliable and provides a lot of good information. All the Information comes from a Government website making it a good source. The Information makes since and has not had any noticeable spelling errors. It is well organized and is not Out dated. The Article has links to pages if the reader does not know what the article is talking about and information they have received from those sites.
(Reflection)
Overall I would recommend this source if you were to do an article on school foods or preventing childhood obesity. It provides good information and looks to be a very reliable source. It is an Interesting article and keeps your attention.

"School Meals Provide a Healthy Choice", School Nutrition Association, School Nutrition Association, 2013, web, 2/12/2014

[http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=6926]
(Summary)
In this article is goes over a lot about myths about school foods and facts about what schools are doing and how their foods are. There are a lot of myths in the article including "school foods make kids obese."Schools have had rumors and myths that they don't serve enough fruits and vegetables but it is not all true. Schools have been Increasing many ways to help kids eat healthier by increasing the amount of whole grains and elimination sugars. Schools have been increasing salad foods and trying to eliminate sodium in their foods. Another myth is that schools serve soda at lunch. The Article goes back and forth over myths and facts about schools and their foods.
(Assess)
The Article was typed up by an Association making is a good source to use in a project on school health. There are cited sources and most of those sources are government sources and surveys which make the source even more credible. The article had no spelling errors that I noticed and provided a lot of good information. It has been recently updated. The website itself has a good rating.
(Reflection)
Looking at the information in this article I think it has some decent information that schools have been doing to prevent children from becoming obese but it does have some irrelevant facts. Overall it would be a decent source for my topic but I would only be using a limited amount of information.

"School Health Programs", Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2011, web, 2/12/2013

[http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/dash.htm]
(Summary)
In this Article it talks about schools and how they have brought programs to help keeps kids healthy. Many programs Involve the prevention of tobacco use, unhealthy eating, staying in physical shape, preventing sexual disease, and behaviors that lead to unintentional injury. over 75 percent of school students do not eat their recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. Many schools students participate in school physical activities and stay in shape. CSH provides health program efforts for schools by providing health education, physical education, healthier services as well as nutrition services. the CDC (center of Disease Control) is expanding their funding to schools to help support the school efforts to provide a healthy environment.
(Assess)
This article comes from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention which is a government website making is a highly credible source. It has been updated in 2011 so it is not too old. All of its recourses comes from school programs and other links on their website. The website provides contact information and does not have any noticeable spelling errors. There is no specific author. All the information is easy to understand and explains what acronyms mean.
(Reflection)
Looking at this article I like this web page it provides allot of good information. looking at the article in the past that I have seen the CDC website seems to have good articles and provides good information. It is a good topic to get into and Overall is a very good source in my opinion.

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