Childhood Obesity. aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/child_obesity/. Human health Services. Web. 4 February 2011.
The Human Health Services department put together a study of trends they saw in childrens’ eating habits and obesity rates. It breaks down most of the factors that a child can face and provides graphs along with startling statistics to boast their argument. This source is perfect because it shows how obesity rates have climbed within the last few decades and it offers solutions to why this has occurred. Lastly, the article is relevant to nearly every aspect of my topic making it easy to draw from in more than one perspective.
Kumanyika, Shiriki K. Special Issues regarding Obesity in Minority Populations. Annals of Internal Medicine. Web. 4 February 2011.
This article focuses more on the psychological effects of obesity within minority groups and give a few indicators to prove how they factor in together. The other thing that makes this article relative is that it delves into future numbers and projections that tell what the future holds if the trends in children’s health does not change.
Harsha, David. The benefits of Physical Activity in Childhood. The American Journal of Medical Sciences. Web. 5 February 2011.
Dr. David Harsha has spent exhausting efforts into helping the youth prepare for a better lifestyle and establishing a healthier life for them overall. This article is proof of my previous statement. In his article, he provides the graphs and statistics that show, as to why, living an active lifestyle as a child is more beneficial.