Bibliography — SmilingDogTheProfWants

1. Institute, O. M., Board, O. H. P. A. D., Food, A. N. B., & Committee, O. P. O. O. I. (2005). Preventing childhood obesity : Health in the balance. ProQuest Ebook Central 

Background: Covers a broad spectrum of ideas and reasons for the “epidemic” of childhood obesity in the U.S. and provides suggestions as to what can be done to prevent and alleviate the issues causing it.

How I Used It: The article briefly covers a part of human history that states life expectancy to rise and in general we see a better future for mankind but then obesity becomes an issue and the increasing line begins to head towards stagnation and eventually negatives. This information should be useful to my readers because it puts into perspective the idea that obesity is a serious issue that should be dealt with as early as possible.

2. Smith, C. (1999). Understanding childhood obesity. ProQuest Ebook Central

Background: This source covers the statistics and similarities of obesity in children and how they’re raised. The statistics point heavily to childhood obesity running rampant and the urgency that scientists and doctors are rushing to comprehend. This source does not pick a side, but the information presented supplies the reader with information that leaves one questioning what the best course of action is.

How I Used It: This source has a lot of statistics and different studies that cover different aspects of childhood obesity with the benefit of not eradicating obesioty but understanding why it happens and the best ways to stop it to treat obese individuals in an affect manner. Information that says that comprehension of something that is relatively new to society is crucial to determining what course of action is to take place and how treating obesity outweighs its costs.

3. Charansonney, O. L., & Després, J. (2010). Disease prevention–should we target obesity or sedentary lifestyle? Nature Reviews.Cardiology, 7(8), 468-472. doi:

Background: This article brings on the grim aspects of being obese and what issues arise from long term obesity. The source has several studies that conclude on major health issues that obesity results in.

How I Used It: I used the more grim and awful imagery of health issues in this article to convey a sense of urgency in the reader that the issue needs to either be addressed quickly or they must take action into their own hands and advocate for the discussions to take place. It also provides a reader to understand the importance of having their kids exercise and eat healthy.

4. Institute, O. M., Food, A. N. B., & Committee, O. P. I. P. C. (2007). Progress in preventing childhood obesity : How do we measure up?. ProQuest Ebook Central

Background: Mainly discusses the lack of preparation the world has for the obesity “epidemic.” Discusses several failed attempts made by different organizations and groups and blames most of it for a lack of money.

How I Used It: This article contains a lot of what I intend to talk about throughout each topic in the paper and is important for me to rely on some of the information in this article to ensure I don’t add any bias opinions on how situations and “solutions” would play out, as well as giving me something to argue against.

5. Committee, O. O. P. P. F., Institute, O. M., & Early, C. O. P. P. (2011). Early childhood obesity prevention policies. ProQuest Ebook Central

Background: focuses on the effects of obesity from a child’s birth to about 5 years old and what issues arise from it because doctors believe that the first few years of life are the foundation for the rest of it.

How I Used It: This article is important because it pushes the idea of setting guidelines for your kids or they will destroy their own life before it begins and way before you or them realize the consequences that are wrought from it.

6. Brotman, Laurie & Dawson-McClure, Spring & Huang, Keng-Yen & Theise, Rachelle & Kamboukos, Dimitra & Wang, Jing & Petkova, Eva & Ogedegbe, Gbenga. (2012). Early Childhood Family Intervention and Long-term Obesity Prevention Among High-risk Minority Youth. Pediatrics. 129. e621-8. 10.1542/peds.2011-1568. 

Background: family intervention to promote effective parenting in early childhood affects obesity in preadolescence. Participants were 186 minority youth at risk for behavior problems who enrolled in long-term follow-up studies after random assignment to family intervention or control condition at age 4. Following several follow-up-studies with these patients in order to get the most accurate reading. The end goal was to promote effective parenting and prevent behavior problems early in life may contribute to the reduction of obesity and health disparities.

How I Used It: Though it seems like another topic, the idea of behavior affecting the child’s weight is important, especially when I’m saying the child is to blame. The study yields that one group had better control of their weight and stayed at a healthy level compared to the other so this isn’t a wasted idea. That child has their own thinking process and idea of wrong or right so I am going to use this source to show that if a child is in the right mind set they will be less likely to be obese becasue they are aware of what is good or bad.

7. Carters, J. (2009). TV, food marketing and childhood obesity. Nova Science Publishers. 

Background: Shows how children can be targets for businesses that don’t care for a child’s well being over turning a profit. Goes into detail about how everything a corporation does to a product is extremely important to advertise to the adults and get the attention of the kids.

How I Used It: The article provides a perfect way for me to fight against the opposing idea of it not being a kids fault they’re obese. I am able to express that a child has control over their actions and should come to understand the issues of gorging themselves in life’s temptations. I state that a child is not expected to understand that they are being marketed to but rather, that they should understand that what they see is not a necessity and isn’t worth spending their life chasing.

8. Emery, S. (2007). Public health obesity-related TV advertising: lessons learned from tobacco. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33(4 Suppl), S257–S263.!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S0749379707004291?returnurl=null referrer=null 

Background: This article seeks to compare the issues of obesity with that of smoking. It outlines the same issues as other sources on this list but again, compares it to tobacco.

How I Used It: I briefly cover the idea that obesity is similar to tobacco to provide my readers with an understanding to the severity of the situation. If we saw as much attention being brought to obesity as we did with tobacco we’d be better off (this includes parents shaming or not supporting the unhealthy habit). I don’ t want to spend too much time on this source because it may confuse the reader and vere the conversation into another topic I don’t wish to discuss here. However, tobacco is both addictive and makes the person feel temporarily better and an addiction to nicotine at a young age is a good sign that the kid doesn’t care what is good or bad for them.

9. Tate, U. (2015). Children’s Executive Function and High-Calorie, Low-Nutrient Food Intake: Mediating Effects of Child-Perceived Adult Fast Food Intake. Health Education & Behavior, 42(2), 163–170. 

Background: The article aims to convince the reader of a child inadvertently having the same or more fast food intake on an everyday basis. The article also casts blame on the parent for displaying bad behaviours of eating fast food and more blame for giving their child so much food.

How I Used It: The article contains a lot of statistical data that is good for citing and the idea of giving your child a ton of fast food is one that I was already prepared to cover with indirect sources. A child will onl;y be able to eat what they are given because they don’t know how to get food or what is good for them so it makes sense that the parent is to blame but I wish to argue the idea that because the kid loves fast food they may beg for it constantly. If a child is beginning for it constantly and is getting it everytime or every other time then we see that the child begins to understand if they complain they get what they want, but if the parent consumes a lot of fast food it may mean they dont have the time to cook so the child gets stuck with fast food and will demand more even when the parent has some time to cook, so the parent gives their kid what they want because they don’t have the time to argue with them or explain why it’s an issue to have so much fast food.

10. Kalb, L. (2003). Child Disobedience and Noncompliance: A Review. Pediatrics, 111(3), 641–652. 

Background: Covers the obedience of a child and whether or not the child is predisposed to it. Contains multiple studies outlining the belief the researchers have on the studies and how the child may turn out depending on the severity of their disobedience.
How I Used It: A child needs to listen and when they don’t that’s when the child is to blame, the whole essence of my paper right here. A child cannot understand that there are consequences to every action and that there are adverse effects they would see for years, whether that be relationships, work ethic, or in terms of this paper, their weight. It is also important to note that the child is proven to “grow out” of the disobedient faze and becomes closer to the people who raised them.

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