Childhood Obesity Report

Childhood Obesity Report
Option #1:The Community Action Plan: Written Report and Slide Presentation Your Portfolio Project for this class is a Community Action Plan designed to alleviate or correct a public-health issue in your community. Your community can be your business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county. For option 1, your Community Action Plan will be a professional portfolio that includes a written report and a slide presentation. Below are some useful sites where you can find examples of the elements of an action plan. https://www.epa.gov/community-port-collaboration/community-action-roadmapoverview (Links to an external site.) http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/cdph/tobacco_alchohol_and_drug_abuse/LGBTCo mmunityActionPlanHC.pdf (Links to an external site.) https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/national-complete-streets-coalition/ (Links to an external site.) https://www.aecf.org/m/e2s/e2s-action-plan-template.pdf (Links to an external site.) https://sanpabloca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5537/CAP-only-22-pages?bidId= (Links to an external site.) https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1 &article=1018&context=ced_reports (Links to an external site.) Preliminary Deliverables: These deliverables must be submitted in the assigned week: • • Week 2: Written Response and Project Selection (10 points): Provide a brief one-paragraph response indicating which assignment option and public-health issue you have selected and why. This will help your instructor to be aware of your plans and support you with development of this project. Upload your response as a Word document. Week 7: Preliminary Written Report (50 points) and Peer Review Feedback (25 points) Submit a preliminary (rough) draft of the written portion of your Portfolio Project as well as proof of peer review. Remember to include the following sections in your report: introduction, symptoms, diagnosis, cure, prevention, timeline, and summary. Peer review feedback is also required for this assignment. Create a post that includes your written report as an attachment using the Portfolio Project Milestone discussion forum for peer review feedback. Then provide feedback to at least one of your classmates. Choose a classmate with no other feedback first to ensure that everyone receives some feedback from their peers. In this preliminary draft submission, indicate which project you responded to. Final Paper Instructions: • The case study, with five sections (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Cure, Timeline, and Prevention). Each section should be about a page in length. Your entire paper must be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title or reference pages, which must be • • • • • • • included. Your paper must follow the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). o In the Symptoms section, describe the public-health issue that you have observed in your community. What “symptoms” does it exhibit? Think about whom it affects, where it affects them, and how (Refer back to module 5 CT 1). o In the Diagnosis section, discuss the causes of the issue, and give examples of other communities that have suffered the same problem. How did those communities solve or attempt to address the issue? o In the Cure section, discuss possible options for a cure for this publichealth issue. How can you get rid of it, or reduce its occurrence in your community? o In the prevention section, discuss possible options for prevention of the public-health issue that you have selected. How can you reduce the chance of people being impacted by your issue in the future? o In the Timeline section, discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. You must back up your sections using at least two scholarly articles. You may use readings other than the textbook to meet this requirement. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence. Incorporate into this final plan any classmates’ critiques that you found useful as well as your instructor’s feedback. The key community members or partners that you plan on contacting, with an explanation why these individuals or organizations make sense as potential partners. This could include partners from your list of potential partners created in week 4 Critical Thinking Assignment Option #1, or your interview of one key partner completed in week 4 Critical Thinking Option #2. Incorporate them into a discussion of your plan, do not just list them. A special emphasis on either the demographics of the affected population or the economic implications, depending on what Critical Thinking assignment you completed for week 5. A realistic timeline for your plan. Discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. Use ideas created during week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments, either the option for annotated bibliography or that for the brainstorming draft feedback. The paper shall comply with the requirements defined within the CSU Global APA guidelines. Refer to the Portfolio Project rubric for grading criteria. Final Instructions for Slide Presentation: • The slide presentation describes the problem in your community and your action plan. • • • • • Your presentation must be 8-10 slides in length not counting the title and reference slides. Your presentation must be supported by at least two scholarly articles. You may use a Web-based slide presentation software such as Prezi, for example, or you may use PowerPoint. If you use a Web-based tool, include the URL to your presentation in a Word document and upload with your presentation. The audience for this presentation will be community members or organizations you wish to educate about the public-health issue and your proposed plan. The purpose of this slide presentation is to educate the audience about the issue. Keep in mind that in real life you will have limited time to convince people of the gravity of the situation and to come on board with their support, so you want to be persuasive and get to the key points quickly and effectively. Note: Be sure to submit both your written report and your slide presentation for this assignment. Both files should be uploaded in a single submission to the assignment submission page. The paper and preliminary deliverables must be well written and formatted in conformity with the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Review the Sample PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.) (linked at the bottom of the page) in the CSU Global Library as well. Option #2: The Community Action Plan: Written Report and Handout Your Portfolio Project for this class is a Community Action Plan designed to alleviate or correct a public-health issue in your community. Your community can be your business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county. For option 2, your Community Action Plan will be a professional portfolio that includes a written report and a handout. Below are some useful sites where you can find examples of the elements of an action plan. https://www.epa.gov/community-port-collaboration/community-action-roadmapoverview (Links to an external site.) http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/cdph/tobacco_alchohol_and_drug_abuse/LGBTCo mmunityActionPlanHC.pdf (Links to an external site.) https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/national-complete-streets-coalition/ (Links to an external site.) https://www.aecf.org/m/e2s/e2s-action-plan-template.pdf (Links to an external site.) https://sanpabloca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5537/CAP-only-22-pages?bidId= (Links to an external site.) https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1 &article=1018&context=ced_reports (Links to an external site.) Preliminary Deliverables: These deliverables must be submitted in the assigned week: • • Week 2: Written Response and Project Selection (10 points): Provide a brief one-paragraph response indicating which assignment option and public-health issue you have selected and why. This will help your instructor to be aware of your plans and support you with development of this project. Upload your response as a Word document. Week 7: Preliminary Written Report (50 points) and Peer Review Feedback (25 points) Submit a preliminary (rough) draft of the written portion of your Portfolio Project as well as proof of peer review. Remember to include the following sections in your report: introduction, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, cure, timeline, and summary. Peer review feedback is also required this assignment. Create a post that includes your written report as an attachment using the Portfolio Project Milestone discussion forum for peer review feedback. Then provide feedback to at least one of your classmates. Choose a classmate with no other feedback first, to ensure that everyone receives some feedback from their peers. In this preliminary draft submission, indicate which project you responded to. Final Paper Instructions: • • The case study, with five sections (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Cure, Timeline, and Prevention). Each section should be about a page in length. Your entire paper must be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title or reference pages, which must be included. Your paper must follow the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.) o In the Symptoms section, describe the public-health issue that you have observed in your community. What “symptoms” does it exhibit? Think about whom it affects, where it affects them, and how (Refer back to module 5 CT 1). o In the Diagnosis section, discuss the causes of the issue, and give examples of other communities that have suffered the same problem. How did those communities solve or attempt to address the issue? o In the Cure section, discuss possible options for a cure for this publichealth issue. How can you get rid of it, or reduce its occurrence in your community? o In the prevention section, discuss possible options for prevention of the public-health issue that you have selected. How can you reduce the chance of people being impacted by your issue in the future? o In the Timeline section, discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. You must back up your sections using at least two scholarly articles. You may use readings other than the textbook to meet this requirement. The paper should be based on references to scholarly materials (rather than on introductory textbooks, popular website writings, or musings, for example) and should support your claims with evidence. • • • Incorporate into this final plan any classmates’ critiques that you found useful as well as your instructor’s feedback. The key community members or partners that you plan on contacting, with an explanation why these individuals or organizations make sense as potential partners. This could include partners from your list of potential partners created in week 4 Critical Thinking Assignment Option #1, or your interview of one key partner completed in week 4 Critical Thinking Option #2. Incorporate them into a discussion of your plan, do not just list them. A special emphasis on either the demographics of the affected population or the economic implications, depending on what Critical Thinking assignment you completed for week 5. A realistic timeline for your plan. Discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. Use ideas created during week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments, either the option for annotated bibliography or that for the brainstorming draft feedback. Final Instructions for the Handout: • • • • • The handout that you will distribute to audience members describes the problem in your community and your action plan. You may design this as an outline of your presentation or as a brochure to accompany your presentation with highlighted key points. The purpose of this handout is both to educate the audience about the issue and to help them follow along with you as you speak. Keep in mind that in real life you will have limited time to convince people of the gravity of the situation and to come on board with their support, so you want to be persuasive and get to the key points quickly and effectively. Your handout must be supported by at least two scholarly articles. You may use the readings other than the textbook for this course. Format your handout according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Note: Be sure to submit both your written report and your handout for this assignment. Both files should be uploaded in a single submission to the assignment submission page. The paper and preliminary deliverables must be well written and formatted in conformity with the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Rubric Option #1: Research Populations Affected (Childhood Obesity) Introduction Obesity has been a prevalent health problem in the U.S. since fast foods became popular. Research has shown that children are the ones most affected by obesity because they do not practice safe dietary nutrition. However, recent concerns over the increasing cases of obesity have prompted lawmakers to pass policies that prevent children from consuming fast foods and promoting safe dietary practices. Unfortunately, this implementation has only been successful in a few states. As a result, some states are still grappling with the issue of childhood obesity. This paper will investigate obesity in young people in the U.S. Population Affected Obesity in children is a problem that is most common in low-income neighborhoods. Studies have shown that children from affluent neighborhoods have low cases of obesity compared to children from poor communities. The demographics affected by childhood obesity are mainly from cities and rural areas, where there are many fast-food joints with less information on healthy nutritional practices. Children that have been plagued with obesity are at a high risk of getting diabetes. A 2011 report from Denton County showed that children aged between 4 and 10 were obese. In addition, 16% of the children under the age of 4 were considered obese (Warren & Rose, 2017). While the existing studies have been able to identify the correlation between obesity and economic, social status, there is not much data that can be used to paint a clear picture of the demographics most affected by obesity. As such, it has been estimated that most children that suffer from obesity are located in low-income neighborhoods near major cities and in some rural towns that are economically disadvantaged (Yoshida & Simoes, 2018). What We Know Children from low-income neighborhoods are more likely to become obese. In addition, there are disproportionate strategies in different states when it comes to fighting childhood obesity. Some states have registered lower cases over the years, while other states have had increased cases of obesity. Children that have obesity are at a high risk of getting diabetes. Knowledge Gaps Studies concerning obesity have been inconclusive when it comes to matters dealing with obesity. Studies do not have a definite solution when it comes to handling cases of obesity. Various gaps in knowledge stem from inadequate research into the matter. There is an economic gap between people affected with obesity and those who don’t indicate a minimal incentive hinders many researchers from finding more data and information regarding the issue. Given that one of the biggest causes of obesity is fast and processed foods, there are chances that some of these companies have downplayed the effects of obesity, which would explain why there is limited knowledge on the matter. Possible Solutions The primary solution regarding obesity is to enact legislation that will see to it that young children are not exposed to fast and processed foods. The government and lawmakers should be at the forefront in banning the advertisement of fast foods to minor children. Nutritional knowledge and solutions should be made available to people from different communities. One of the reasons many children get afflicted with obesity is that it is very little about having healthy nutritional habits. Increasing nutritional literacy in many families will place them at an advantage when it comes to obesity. Parents will be able to counter the chances of their children becoming obese. References Warren, C. A., & Rose, K. K. (2017). Challenges and Barriers to Providing Healthy Lifestyle Opportunities in Child Care Centers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7), S49. Yoshida, Y., & Simoes, E. J. (2018). Sugar-sweetened beverage, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: policies, taxation, and programs. Current diabetes reports, 18(6), 1-10.
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