Childhood Obesity

Name: Horace Williams
General Topic: Childhood Obesity
Narrowed Topic: Parents should be blamed for Childhood Obesity in Jamaica
Purpose: To show that parents should be held accountable for their children’s obesity
Thesis Statement: Parents should be blamed for childhood obesity, since children are not responsible for their diet, the time they go to bed or their general lifestyle

Sentence outline
I.   Parents of obese children are poor models in relation to the types of food their children consume;
      a.   According   to Gwendolyn Driscoll director of communication for   ULCA Health Research Policy in a 2009 study, nearly half of adolescents (48 percent) whose parents drink soda every day eat fast food at least once a day, while only 39 percent of teens whose parents do not drink soda eat fast food at least once daily. 
      b. Since obese children not feed or set examples for themselves, it can be evinced that parents are the perpetrators; you can believe the adage, “children live what they learn”, certainly, it runs here
      c. By promoting certain values and attitudes, by rewarding or reinforcing specific behaviours, parents have a profound influence   on what their children eat.
      d. Dr. Jeffery Koplan, vice president for Global Health, Emory University (2005), supports the view that what a child eats, fosters his health and well-being and a home environment with engaged and skillful parenting that model, values, and encourages sensible eating habits are central to this.
II. Children whose parents fail to enforce their bedtime contributes to their obesity  
  a.   According to fitness and nutrition expert Liz Neporent, writing in a 2011 version of ABC/ News/Health, young children who miss sleep both during the week and on the weekends are four times more likely to be obese when compared with their more well-rested peers.
  b.   Since the parents determines the child’s bedtime, it can be implied that if the child becomes obese as a...