Arguing Cause BKinne

I found this part of my paper to be particularly interesting: I found it interesting to look up materials to use to help mold your argument. It was interesting to use all different types of background information to help support your thesis

This part was surprisingly difficult: It was hard to find things that we credible at first but once you get the hang of it thing are pretty smooth. I was hard to expanded on what I wanted to say i felt like I repeated a lot. it was also hard to do the citing in this project.

Next time I would do this differently: Work on it more as it goes on keep getting it refined and making it better but i think if i had to do it again i would just get it done in the few days following the assignment being handed out.

Bob Kinne
Anna Hamann
Arguments and Exposition
February 28, 2014
Cause Argument

In this Cause Argument I will be talking about Childhood Obesity and how physical activity correlates to it. This started about 30 years ago; the US has been becoming obese. Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity occurs over time when an individual eats more calories than he or she uses. The balance between calories taken in and calories burned differs for each person. Factors that might affect weight include genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active. Being obese increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If someone is obese, losing even 5 to 10 percent of his or her weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. Physical activity is also very important. Kids need about 60 minutes each day. It does not have to happen all at once. Several short periods of activity during the day are just as good. This is why it is so important for us as a country to help kids not become obese. It is on the adults to watch what foods their kids are taking in, and how active their kids are. The schools that we send our kids to need to have a gym class each day to keep the kids in a healthy physical state, and we need to make sure that the food we are serving to them is highly nutritious to help benefit our kids as they grow old so they don’t have diseases like heart disease and arthritis. Therefore we need to put in place healthy meals for kids to eat at lunchtime and have some physical activity in their schedules for 60 minutes day.

According to Kohl and Harold, “The committee recognized that, although schools are a necessary part of any solution to the problem of inadequate physical activity among the nation’s youth, schools alone cannot implement the vast changes across systems required to achieve a healthy and educated future generation.” (Kohl and Harold 2). The population as a whole is very lazy and has no motivation to get out and play for at less 60 minutes a day. As I was going to school as a young kid I was always very active and moving around for at least? 60 minutes everyday. I was very happy as a young boy to have gym class everyday and to be able to move around for about 45 minutes every gym class. It was always a huge deal for our teachers because they know that we need to move around to keep healthy balanced lifestyles as young children. It also helped us stay more focused in class because we have used up some energy.

As our school days went, on we needed to eat some food as lunch time came around we had a hot lunch option or we could bring our own lunch from home. Only on special day I had hot lunch because most of the time the food was not good for us. The foods we are giving our kids to eat at our schools to be healthier then what we had as kids. “Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents. Schools can create environments supportive of students’ efforts to eat healthy and be active by implementing policies and practices that support healthy eating and regular physical activity and by providing opportunities for students to learn about and practice these behaviors." As we can see from the study, schools play a huge role on how our young today can lead a happy and healthy life if their school can provide them with healthy meals everyday at lunch time and we need exercise for 60 minutes a day to brighten our future. The youth of today will be much more healthy and will be able to grow old without the worry of getting diseases because of being obese. This is why a lot of kids have their parents make them their own lunch so they can have a healthy well balanced meal everyday at lunch time. Charlene Laino the author School Lunches Linked to Kids' Obesity said “study involved 1,076 middle school students” were more likely to become obese because of eating the lunch that the school provided to them everyday then if they brought their own lunch from home it also gave facts like,

School Lunch vs. Lunch From Home

  • Were more likely to be overweight or obese (38.2% vs. 24.7%)
  • Were more likely to eat two or more servings of fatty meats like fried chicken or hot dogs daily (6.2% vs. 1.6%)
  • Were more likely to have two or more sugary drinks a day (19% vs. 6.8%)
  • Were less likely to eat at least two servings of fruits a day (32.6% vs. 49.4%)
  • Were less likely to eat at least two servings of vegetables a day (39.9% vs. 50.3%)

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Facts like this show us that schools need to put better food out there for our kids to eat everyday. Our parents want to be able to send their kids to school knowing that the meal their children get is going to be a healthy choice. We need to work as a country to make the food better for our youth so they can grow old and have kids themselves keep out youth from becoming to obese that they end up have diseases later in there life. We all want our kids to grow old and take care of us when we are too old to do so ourselves So we need to make sure that the food we are having our kids eat while they are young and still getting their lunch though the schools to be healthier and well balanced. Our diet is also a big factor in how healthy we are.

We need to make our schools more responsible for the food they are putting out for our kids to eat healthy in school. The kids don’t really know the causes nutritional value of the food they are eating. They are unaware of what the food can do to their body. I know when I was a little boy I didn’t really know what to eat I was just told "eat this," or "eat that," but I didn’t know why I had to eat it. This is why it is on our parents and schools to work together to find a great solution to help kids find healthy foods to eat everyday. We need the food of our schools to have the all the daily products we need from the Food pyramid. The pyramid is something I remember from when I was in school and how they always told us to eat right so you can live a healthy life style and a happy one as well. In doing so we also had gym classes everyday and as we went up in grades we had less and less gym time. I think we need to keep have gym classes until we are out of high school because I know it will beneficial to everyone to still be active for 60 minutes a day. The NFL and Play60 are teaming up to help kids live a happier and healthier life style. We need all the help we can get from our schools and family.

In closing, I wanted to go over my main points. First, how obesity has increased over the past 30 years and how it will continue to grow if we don’t do something to stop it. Second, how lack of physical activity correlates to being overweight and obese. We need to make sure that our schools for our youth are providing good meals to our kids and that they are getting 60 minutes of activities a day. Last, making sure that the food we are giving kids to eat is healthy and meets the right nutritional level that our youth need to have a healthy body. We need to know that obesity is a problem in our youth today and that it needs to be fixed in the near future. This is a fact that jumped out at me “Obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States triple the rate from just one generation ago" (CBC, Childhood Overweight and Obesity). If this does make us want to change the way think about obesity in our country then we need to in a hurry. We need to watch the foods we give our kids. We need to watch that the food they are given at school and what kinds of activities our boys and girls do to help keep them from becoming obese.

Works Cited

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"Childhood Overweight and Obesity." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 05 Aug. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

Hyman, Mark. "Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids." Google Books. Beacon Press, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.

Kohl III, Harold W. "Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School." Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS, 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.

Laino, Charlene. "School Lunches Linked to Kids' Obesity." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Obesity in Children: MedlinePlus." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 4 Mar. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

"Obesity: MedlinePlus." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 27 Feb. 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.

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