Persuasive Letter Example 2 - NUR 405

Persuasive Letter Example 2 for the NUR 405 class

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Caesar Rodney School District

Superintendent

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

7 Front Street

Wyoming, DE 19934

Dr. Fitzgerald,

I am writing to you as the parent of two Caesar Rodney School District students and a Registered Nurse currently pursuing a BSN through the University of Phoenix. I understand we share an interest in promoting healthy eating habits and providing nutritious meals for the children attending school within the Caesar Rodney School District. I commend you for instituting a child nutrition program and the addition of the Caesar Rodney High School Wellness Center providing for student’s health needs. Therefore, I trust you will share my concern regarding childhood obesity.

The United Nations Health Decade has partnered with the World Health Organization in acknowledging the epidemic of obesity as a global issue, affecting both adults and children. In an effort to improve global health, the UN Global Health Decade has established Millennium Development Goals to reduce death and disease worldwide. The threat to health caused by obesity is rapidly growing within the United States and other developed countries. Obesity is so widespread and commonplace; it has replaced the conventional threats to global health once held by malnutrition and infectious disease. More than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). The unhealthy lifestyles and lack of nutritional knowledge is being passed down from obese adults to their children. Therefore, childhood obesity has become more prevalent, jeopardizing the health of future adults. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, since 1980 the number of overweight children has doubled and the number of adolescent has tripled (World Health Organization, 2011). Community involvement from schools, government, and families is necessary to put an end to the devastating impact obesity has on the health of future Americans.

(Persuasive Letter Examples) Obesity is characterized by excessive subcutaneous and visceral fat caused by an imbalance between the amount of daily calories consumed and the amount of daily energy expenditure. When highly dense calorie rich foods are consumed in excess of the amount of energy exhausted during physical exercise, the excess energy is stored in adipose tissue as fat. The anthropometrical measurement used to determine an individual’s healthy weight is Body Mass Index. BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight, providing a reliable...[continues]


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