Speech Fast Food

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Persuasive Policy Speech
COMM 111
April 20th 2011
Topic: Fast food should not be served in schools.
Specific purpose statement: Lunches served in schools should be improved.
I. Attention getter: 20.1% as of the year 2010. 5 to 10 is the number of meals a child eats at school. The percentage of obese children in the US. The number is 4 times higher than 1970s. If you have been to elementary, middle or high school, at some time, you have been exposed to canteen food.
II. Thesis: I am here to tell you why poor quality food should stop being served in schools.
III. Credibility: I, since childhood, have been against unhealthy nutrition but also have deepened my knowledge through research.
IV. Preview:
A. Need:
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A. First main sub point: Educate parents as well as children on healthy eating.
1 Support: according to the USDA’s mypyramid.gov, the Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that, emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
a. Specific information: Education about healthy eating proportions will make people conscious about their diets but also about their health.
B. Second main sub point: encourage parents to give their kids lunch boxes with healthy food.
2 Support: according to CNN.com, 64.8%of parents wish the rule in Chicago’s Little Village Academy for kids not to bring box lunches to school be abolished.
b. Specific information: we can see that people who are aware of the benefits of box lunches.
C. Third main sub point: ban vending machines from schools.
3 Support:” it’s hard enough for parents to guide their children’s food choices, but it becomes virtually impossible when public schools are peddling junk food throughout the school day,” said CSPI nutrition policy director Margo G. Wootan. “Many parents who send their kids off with lunch money in the morning have no clue that it can be so readily squandered on Coke, Doritos,
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