Essay on Informative Speech Outline-Childhood Obesity

840 Words Jun 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Informative Speech Outline
Jill Lesmann
Oral Communications
Cathleen Kruska
April 9th 2015

Topic: Childhood Obesity
INTRODUCTION
I. Attention Getter: Hi, my name is Jill. I have been a pediatric nurse for almost 2 years now. According to the National Center for Health Statistics in 2011, childhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. And in 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

II. Specific Purpose: I would I like to inform you all of childhood obesity and ways to get involved in preventing obesity in children.
III. Thesis: Childhood obesity is a preventable disorder that could lead to other health effects
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TRANSITION: Finally, I will discuss ways to prevent childhood obesity.
III. Main Point #3: Childhood obesity is preventable. I think that parents and caregivers just need more insight of what it can lead to, not just worrying about body image.

IV. I have provided a bar graph for you to show the increase in childhood obesity over the years and to provide visualization that this is still an ongoing problem. As you can see by the chart, the rate of obesity from the 1970’s to the 2000’s the rate has increased dramatically.

A. Prevention or treatment of this problem means a change of attitude, developing a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy food and drink choices.

1. Activity level and food choices are influenced by family members. If the parents adopt healthy eating habits, then the child will form these habits as well and could likely carry that into adulthood.
2. It is also important for parents establish a routine of physical fitness into the child’s life. You could go for walk, go hiking, bike riding, or got them involved in sports at your local YMCA. If physical activity is not a part of the family’s life, it may be difficult for the child to pick up these habits and could be just an ongoing issue that gets passed on through generations.
3. Another important key to…

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