Option 1 Childhood Obesity
Celine’s parents are concerned about their daughter’s weight. Although neither of her parents is overweight, 9-year-old Celine, whom they adopted two years ago, weighs about 30% more than the average girl of her age and height. “We just can’t understand it,” they lament. “She’s tried several diets and still can’t lose weight! She’s so upset that all she does is mope around the house all day. What can we do to help our daughter?”
To advise Celine’s parents, you obviously need more information. Your task in this exercise is two-fold. First, generate a list of 10 questions you might ask to help pinpoint the cause(s) of Celine’s weight problem. Each question should focus on a specific biological, social or behavioral influence that might cause obesity. Then, for each question, write a paragraph to explain how the answer will help determine the cause of Celine’s weight problem and another paragraph to show what you might recommend as a result. Cite text or Internet resources you used to justify your questions, rationales and recommendations. Do not forget a complete, appropriately formatted source list at the end of your paper. To help you get started, one question is provided; you provide rationale and recommendation and source and then you add at least 9 more questions, reasons and recommendations.
Question #1 How many hours of television does Celine watch each day?
Reason for asking: