Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Percentage of overweight and obese

Amercian childen are seriously high percentage of overwight or obese to compare other countries.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Minyoung kim
Eng 306—speech writing

I'm glad you made it up here on Friday night.  Probably you can have other plans like to go out to eat or go to the movies.  But you come here and we take care about our topic seriously.  I hope we get some motivations for change and share information with this meeting.

My son, john, is 10 years old boy.  He is over 160 pounds.  The doctor was diagnosed his condition by medically obese.  However, John is not treated as a special case because there are so many obese young children.  Look at this graph.  We have the highest percentage of overweight and obese children in the world.  Meaning of the graph is that many numbers of children of America will be obese adults with high possibility.  And obese adults have high risk to get disease like diabetic, heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis than normal body weight adults.  We need to think seriously what makes our children fatter and how we are going to treat their condition.

The first, I request changes to schools.  Do you know what kinds of menu in the school cafeteria?  Most of them are junk foods like hot dog, pizza, hamburger and macaroni cheese.  These foods contain a lot of salt and fat.  It makes taste better.  Also these are much cheaper than salad or fruits.  So, children choose unhealthy foods.  I request schools support healthy food with cheaper prices even they cannot make money with it.  And eliminate unhealthy food on the menu.  Schools also require more units with athletic classes or graduate.  I hope our children learn how much pleasure to moving their bodies is.  

Second, I request change to each families. Do you ever find some chips or candies while watching TV or when you are bored?  Well, me too.  And we have seen that our children to act in the same way with us.  They usually stay home to play video games or watch TV and eat what they want.   Unhealthy life style makes them fat!  We should eat healthy food and move more.  The HOPE program helps families to make a healthy eating plan and an activities schedule.  Any families can apply the program.  It is free and helpful.  We should know our little changes can make our children’s future healthier.  
Every day we hear a lot of health information.  So maybe somebody can say that today presentation does not have new information.  However, I hope my speech give you some motivation to change.

overweight and obese statistic

Every year, a number of overweight children are increased. 

over 15% of children (4-19) are overweight.      

speech exercise ---------"Education"

From two speeches, Obama was talking about education to different target groups. Audiences of the first speech were students from element school to high school. The day of speech was the first day of back to the school.  When the president started the speech, he told about tension and excitement of new school life and a simple greeting.  Also he told his experience how he got educated.  These stories gave audiences a little more fun and attention.  And then he went thought the main topic: students’ responsibility to their education.  He used simple words and short sentences.  Main focus was clean and simple.  Audiences of the second speech were teachers and administration of preschools.  The day of speech was the valentine day.  The first he increased the attention from audiences with simple jokes and greeting words.  Then he went over to the topic of the speech.  He told all young children have the right to get high quality early education.  He had a goal to create a good environment for early education and asked help to teachers.  The president used little difficult words and longer sentences.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

             Editorial writing
Minyoung Kim
ENG 306
The Healthy Silver Life: make your life safe.
 When we talk about safe life, people think lightly about fall.  People do not know well about injuries with falling.  Every year, one in every three adults over 65 years old falls. (CDC 2013)  Falls can cause several injuries such as fractures of hip, legs, or arm and brain trauma. . Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls.  In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized. (CDC 2013)  These injuries can be the leading cause of early death.  The Healthy Silver life is going to really help to prevent fall. The program has a lot of interest in order to improve the health and quality of life of elder age.  The program concerned parties say most accident fallings can be prevented.  Many elderly people are ignore the risk of fall and do not have any knowledge about falling injuries.  The apathy is making a lot of falling accidents.  The program supports the activity class to educate elderly people to prevent falling easily.
 The activity class includes a game and dance time.  These activities improve balance and leg strength.  The class helps people to make their home safer by adding grab bars inside and outside the bathtub, shower, or stairways and improving the lighting.  Also, it recommends ingesting more calcium and vitamin D.
   Elderly people do not want to admit that their bodies are getting weaker and older.  So, they ignore how much they need the education for safe lives.  However, we know if they accept their bodies change and get the education they will enjoy safe lives.  I hope people get more knowledge about preventing fall and get better quality of lives.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

NOW!! People take less precentage of calories from fast food than the last survey.

Adults consumed about 11percent of their daily calories from fast food in 2010 down from almost 13 percent in 2006, the data reveal. (Fast Food Nation No more Feb 21 2013)-----fast food include pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, fries and other items sold at places that offer quick service and takeout.
It shows behavior change.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Healthy kids with healthy lifestyle
For our kids, now we attempt to change family’s lifestyles in order to eat healthier foods at home and exercise more
Date: 03-06-2013
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Ingmar and various nurses who belong to the California Children Hospital in Los Angeles created The HOPE program for families who have overweight and obese children.  During March 2013, parents can receive expert advice through this program.  In order to foster a healthy environment for their children, parents must learn how to change their life first.  Dr. Ingmar is offering this consultation at no charge and counseling will include children.
            Among children ages 2–19, about 1 in 3 are overweight and obese. (American Heart and Stork Association 2012)  Every year, the percentage of obese children is increased and Parents of these children are not sure what to do, so they have fears that their children might become obese adults.  The program, they are providing to the parents emphasizes ways they should change their way of life to a healthier lifestyle which well make their children’s life healthier too.  The program suggests that parents support meals to be on time for their children as well as making home cooked food.  Parents choose what food their children should eat, but let’s the children decide how much of the food they eat.  Also the program suggests parents encourage activities that involved exercise.  Dr. Ingman and HOPE recommend parents should limit children’s television and internet time less than 30 minutes per day.  Instead internet time, children do more activities outside. 
     Make eating healthier and encourage exercise for whole family lifestyle. These is not a single member of family on a “special diet”
  Focus what kind food children eat to have the energy, rather than focusing on specific calorie intake.
 Encourage children to join a sports team and outside activists.

Parents can get a guide line form the HOPE how to make healthier lifestyle for your children.  Still overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults. (American heart and stork Association 2012)  We can prevent unhealthy condition children with small changes in our lifestyle and The HOPE will help you. 
To learn more about this program, please contact
The HOPE for children
California Children Hospital in Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-2450