Essay about The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in the United States

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1. MLA Citation of Article Li, Nan, Donna Storbino, Ahmed Saifuddin, and Cynthia S. Minkovitz. "Is There a Healthy Foreign Born Effect for Childhood Obesity in the United States?."Matern Child Health. 15. (2011): 310-323. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. 2. Purpose/Main Idea of Article. The purpose of the article is to explore factors associated with early childhood obesity, particularly focusing on whether having a foreign born mother can protect a child from weight-related problems. 3. Information (three important facts) the author uses to support the purpose: A. The child obesity epidemic remains a major public concern in the United States and other countries. B. According to the data provided by the National Health and Nutritional Examination…show more content…
1. MLA Citation of Article Li, Nan, Donna Storbino, Ahmed Saifuddin, and Cynthia S. Minkovitz. "Is There a Healthy Foreign Born Effect for Childhood Obesity in the United States?."Matern Child Health. 15. (2011): 310-323. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. 2. Purpose/Main Idea of Article. The purpose of the article is to explore factors associated with early childhood obesity, particularly focusing on whether having a foreign born mother can protect a child from weight-related problems. 3. Information (three important facts) the author uses to support the purpose: A. The child obesity epidemic remains a major public concern in the United States and other countries. B. According to the data provided by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys (NHANES), 24.4% of children aged 2-5 years were at or above the 86 percentile on the Body Mass Index (BMI) -forage growth charts. C. Immigrants have a lower BMI, longer life expectancy, lower risk of smoking, chronic conditions, and hypertension. According to the concept of “healthy immigrant effect”, people immigrating to the USA are considered to be healthier and have better perinatal health. 4. Inferences/Conclusion: What inferences and conclusion did the author make, if any? How did the author reach a conclusion? Logically? The conclusions and introductory information constitute a logical frame of the article. The authors conclude that there is no evidence that children of immigrants are less prone to obesity. However, the
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