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  • Obesity


    Strickland 1 Chad Strickland Mrs. Wilson English 11 CP, Period 3 18 April, 2004 Obesity Walk down any street where people talk, stand, shop, and play and there is a good chance to see an overweight individual. Some, in fact, will be so heavy that they would be considered obese. What is classified as obese in today’s society? A BMI between 25-29 is considered overweight. How many Americans are obese? “ In America, 58 million

    Essay Length: 1,550 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Monika
  • Obesity


    Lisa has been suffering with obesity since she was 12 now at 17 she weighs approximately 440 pounds. She was known as the freak of every school she attended. Due to depression, anxiety and agoraphobia (The fear of wide open spaces, crowds or uncontrolled social conditions.), caused by the rest of her classmates she was forced to drop out of school. Children like these are all across America. Food industries are provoking them to eat

    Essay Length: 1,399 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Obesity


    It is said that an obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and that the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity as a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be

    Essay Length: 507 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Max
  • Obesity


    Childhood obesity is a growing problem in today's society, but it is a very controllable disease through healthy eating habits and physical activity. "Currently 10% of children ages 2 years old and younger are overweight and 21% of children ages 2 to 5 years old are considered to be overweight." (Dolinsky et al., 2011) Childhood obesity has become a serious problem for many different reasons, but most importantly because unless something is done to stop

    Essay Length: 1,165 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2011 By: anthonyjb
  • Obesity Caused by Fast Food Marketing

    Obesity Caused by Fast Food Marketing

    In “The Big Fat Case Against Big Macs,” published in The Washington Post on December of 2002, Ellen Goodman argues that the best lawyers cannot prove that the fast food industry caused the obesity epidemic in its customers, but they may prove that they fooled its customers, especially the young customers. Goodman argues that corporations like McDonalds target young kids by putting toys with their meals to attract them. She also states that they put

    Essay Length: 1,522 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • Obesity in America

    Obesity in America

    “Obesity in America” “Welcome to McDonald’s, may I take your order?” “I would like a double cheeseburger with everything, a large fry, and a Coca-Cola.” “Would you like to super-size your meal for an additional thirty-nine cents?” “Yes, please.” This dialogue is an example of how many Americans prefer to eat at highly caloric fast food restaurants because they are too tired to cook fresh food. This is one of the many factors that can

    Essay Length: 2,398 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Obesity in America

    Obesity in America

    America’s “Huge” Problem If there is one ideal that unites all Americans, it is the belief that every single one of us, regardless of ethnic background is a “fatty’. Americans are so worried about their image that we have the Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, South Beach Diet, Aitkins, High Protein, Low Carb, or is that no protein All Carb, Grapefruit juice, Cranberry Juice, Fasting who knows, whatever else kind of a diet. Then you have

    Essay Length: 1,248 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Obesity in America

    Obesity in America

    Ritalin: Good or Bad? Imagine yourself sitting in a classroom at school, say a psychology class. There is a professor teaching at the very front of the room, but a grounds crew member snow blowing the sidewalks outside captures your attention instead. When the snow blower drives away, yet, you feel bored and impatient. Pretty soon your swinging feet smash into the seat in front of you. This makes an earsplitting and stunning noise that

    Essay Length: 2,018 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • Obesity in America

    Obesity in America

    Did you know that over one-half of all Americans ; approximately 97 million; are overweight or obese ? Obesity is a condition of excess body fat. Obesity can affect any person from young children to older adults. There are many causes of obesity such as over-eating, genetics, hormones, the environment, and lack of physical activity. There are many effects of obesity like health issues, depression, eating disorders, and death. There are also many solutions to

    Essay Length: 317 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2016 By: Agni1
  • Obesity in America - a Growing Problem

    Obesity in America - a Growing Problem

    A common question asked these days is, "How is America getting so fat?" Well, why is America getting so fat? Why is obesity a widely growing problem? Many obvious attributing factors can contribute to this, but you really must think more into it. Obesity in America is not only from the food we eat, but it's more in depth than that. America has developed into a fast paced place to live. Between raising children,

    Essay Length: 622 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Obesity in America Essay

    Obesity in America Essay

    Shuck 1 Nina Shuck Mrs. Hall English 112 22 February 2017 Summary /Analysis/ Response Essay Obesity has become a big problem with in the American public today, more so with children. The American public has pointed fingers in every direction but no one wants to take blame for the epidemic. Companies are more than willing to come up with better ways of eating by providing less sugary drinks and lower calorie snacks. American society seems

    Essay Length: 2,187 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2017 By: nshuck021
  • Obesity in America: The New Epidemic

    Obesity in America: The New Epidemic

    There is a huge problem spreading across this nation. It’s affecting adults and children alike. It’ this nation’s newest epidemic, it has even been compared to other epidemics such as cigarettes and drugs. The epidemic is obesity and it is sweeping the nation. Americans are now considered to be the fattest people on earth (Pollan, par. 1). The worst part about this epidemic however is not how it is affecting adults but how it is

    Essay Length: 544 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Bred
  • Obiedience to Authority

    Obiedience to Authority

    Throughout ones life, there are many instances in which obedience to authority is a necessary event. From childhood to death, there is always some sort of authority figure governing one’s obedience to a set of rules or demands. Whether it is a parent, teacher, manager, or the government, there is always somebody to answer to with the power to carry out punishment for disobedience. Often, the superior in the situation is doing nothing other

    Essay Length: 929 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Obi’s Struggle

    Obi’s Struggle

    Obi’s Struggle Obi Okonkwo was a young man born in Ibo in the eastern Nigerian village of Umuofia. He was a well educated man who received a scholarship from the Umuofia Progressive Union (U.P.U.), to study law in England, a scholarship that he must pay back when he returns. He eventually changes his course of study to English and abandons law. After four years in England he returns to his native country to find more

    Essay Length: 1,540 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Objective Summary (the End of Education by Postman)

    Objective Summary (the End of Education by Postman)

    Objective Summary Postman encourages people to grow and change because of something they have learned so that their life is more diversified. However, there must be a reason and a means for such change. A reason is not always something that is kept in mind. It is usually abstract and hard to identify. It deals with systematic thought, yet it is completely different than motivation. Reason is the power of acquiring intellectual knowledge and dispassionate

    Essay Length: 456 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Observation


    Observation is a very valuable tool. It’s an excellent way to track children’s progress, measure their growth and development, and it should be embedded into every child care program. Observation should always be followed by documentation. You should take anecdotal notes free of opinions to record behavior and activities. For example, “At 2:50 pm, child was observed holding doll in right hand and pointing it’s head down into the toilet.” This is a simple, straight

    Essay Length: 585 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Observation Paper

    Observation Paper

    Front Porch Sunday afternoon, what a beautiful time to sit outside. The shining sun, the light breeze blowing through the trees, and the warm September air were all begging me to come see for myself. I went out to enjoy the wonderful day, and not surprisingly, saw my neighbors were taking advantage of the great weekend as well. I sat on my porch and watched everything around me, the warm breeze, the rich summer smells,

    Essay Length: 850 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: July
  • Observation Report

    Observation Report

    School Library I am sitting at the back corner of the library, looking out the window. The trees outside are brown. Most of the leaves have already fallen. Birds on the branches are easy to observe. Some of them are flying in ranks in the sky. Sunshine passes through the glass and warms my face. The sunshine is soft and it makes me feel warm all over. When I am concentrating on the view outside,

    Essay Length: 748 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: regina
  • Obsession with Objects in Gogol’s

    Obsession with Objects in Gogol’s

    Suppressed emotions have a tendency to channel themselves into alternative outlets, often materializing into a completely different and unrelated manifestation. Obsessive attachments to objects can often be attributed to extreme emotions resulting from unresolved issues. In Gogol’s “The Overcoat” and Flaubert’s “A Simple Soul” the protagonists are obsessed with objects, an overcoat and a parrot respectively, which corresponds to an unusual materialization of their greatest desires in life. Gogol creates a truly sympathetic character in

    Essay Length: 564 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Definition Paper October 31, 2005 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors or compulsions. Some of these unwanted obsessions can be anywhere from counting, checking various items, cleaning, or hand washing. These actions are performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them disappear. However, when someone performs these actions they are only providing themselves temporary relief and if they are

    Essay Length: 547 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Imagine if you couldn’t get your job done because throughout your shift you had to continuously wash your hands. To many people this would be an easy problem but not if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Several little thoughts or rituals irritate a person with OCD daily. There are many factors, symptoms, and treatments regarding OCD. OCD is known as one of the anxieties disorders (geocities). It can be a crippling condition

    Essay Length: 1,241 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Anna
  • Obtaining a Drivers License

    Obtaining a Drivers License

    The Plan • Examine if the change of hours from 25 to 120 will prove to be effective. Prove the effectiveness by comparison to other state statistics and systems. • The system of how the Australian gov passes the L Platers onto p platers • • Research other countries and their methods of receiving a license. Compare the differences between Australias licensing system to those of outside AUS States 4 part test Written Sign Vision

    Essay Length: 844 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Bred
  • Obtaining Freedom

    Obtaining Freedom

    Obtaining Freedom Many great authors have told fictional stories that grab the reader’s attention and take them on a wild adventure. Others, while the plots and characters may still be fictional, tell stories that correlate to the real situations and experiences of the authors. Three short stories that are evidence to this are John Updikes’ “A&P”, Kate Chopins’ “The Story of an Hour”, and Charlotte Perins Gilmans’ “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” While reflecting the era of

    Essay Length: 1,108 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    Out of all the stories I have read in class so far, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, has touched me most. When I first began reading the story I felt as though I was not interested, because my assumptions of what the story was going to be about were completely different than the stories actual content. As I set aside my judgment and let myself try to enjoy the story, I

    Essay Length: 1,140 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: June 14, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Ocean


    There was nothing but a feeling of nostalgia. I had loved the ocean ever since I was a little girl. I had never thought I would ever come remotely close to seeing an actual ocean. But here I was, approaching the ocean waters of the San Diego shore, barefooted. Obviously j had not been prepared, as I wore the exact same slippers I wore back home during Canadian winters, with ridiculously tight pants, and a

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2016 By: Sunsetpeaches
  • October Sky and Hte Greyhound Tragedy

    October Sky and Hte Greyhound Tragedy

    Homer vs. The Woman When you think about a dream, have you ever thought that would come true or is it something that you wish for? Are there certain people or obstacles that would keep you from achieving that dream? Even though the woman in the story “ The Greyhound Tragedy” by Richard Brautigan was not successful in accomplishing her dream, Homer in October Sky did, these characters share a connection. Both of these individuals

    Essay Length: 689 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Stenly
  • October Sky and Hte Greyhound Tragedy

    October Sky and Hte Greyhound Tragedy

    Homer vs. The Woman When you think about a dream, have you ever thought that would come true or is it something that you wish for? Are there certain people or obstacles that would keep you from achieving that dream? Even though the woman in the story “ The Greyhound Tragedy” by Richard Brautigan was not successful in accomplishing her dream, Homer in October Sky did, these characters share a connection. Both of these individuals

    Essay Length: 689 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Bred
  • October Sky and Living up the Street Comparison

    October Sky and Living up the Street Comparison

    Gary Soto and Homer Hickam In the novel, Living Up the Street by Gary Soto, and the film October Sky, with Homer Hickam both boys fought to escape their predestined lives. For Gary, growing in Fresno, California among the fields and factories, his future was limited to working in the fields or packing houses. In Coalwood, West Virginia, Homer feared the dark, deadly coal mine which was the only job in the area. Both boys

    Essay Length: 942 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2014 By: nosoycopion
  • Odalah Equiano

    Odalah Equiano

    Equiano’s narrative, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, was a tool for abolitionists because it gave an account of the horrors of slavery and the slave trade. Abolitionists would have been able to use his stories to prove to everyone that slavery is morally wrong. Most slaves were treated badly on their trans-Atlantic passage as well as on the plantation or other place they were sold to. On their journey to the

    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Oddysey


    The life of a God, forever bliss, complete happiness: Odysseus slights all of these things in order for him to return to his loving wife and son. The concept of true commitment was a very commendable quality for a Greek hero to possess. With this character trait, Odysseus models the ideal husband, father, and leader. Unfortunately, in today’s society, one rarely encounters such outstanding morality. Being raised in an explicit society, a decrease in

    Essay Length: 937 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Mike
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