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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Over the years, there has been an influx of non-English speaking individuals in the United States. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They include immigrants, refugees, and international...
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    • 14 Another suggestion to activate interest and increase students’ vocabulary about a specific topic is through the use of informational alphabet books (Yopp & Yopp, 2000). Prior to studying a specific topic, the teacher will have students...
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    • COMMUNICATION THEORIES 7 passive learning, are fundamental to the learning and cognitive processes of students today” (p. 55). Many educators are struggling to find solutions to the shifting needs of students. Research suggests that by...
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    • 2 apply to English. For example, the cases require adjectives to agree with their antecedents in the singular, dual, and plural forms. In a Slovene grammar book, it says, “The selection and use of cases in Slovene is determined by the function of...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 17 Badb, Macha, and Queen Maeve were also prominent feminist figures in the stories of the Celtic people. For a king to have success as a ruler, he must “marry” one of the goddesses in a divine ritual. In this...
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    • 18 “transforming” the way we view sentence construction (Kolln & Hancock, 2005, p12). Before that time, there was a set number of sentence patterns that students learned to use in their writing. After Chomsky, evidence supported the fact that...
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    • 9 education, (PE) setting do not show proficiency within these protocols. Since 2003, the number of overweight Americans has increased to the point that researchers think teachers need to evaluate what they are teaching in physical education...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction – Nature of the Problem Children in the United States are fighting a battle for their health. More than 110 million children are overweight or obese (Crouse, 2010). According to the National Center for Chronic Disease...
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    • Table 1 Percentage of Obese Children in 1980 and 2008 Year Ages 6 to 11 Ages 12 to 19 1980 6.5% 5.0% 2008 19.6 % 18.1% In his book, Complete Guide to Family Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Dr. Paul C. Reisser explains, Excess weight is more than a...
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    • The Causes of Childhood Obesity Thirty years ago, eating fast food was rare and snacking between meals was an occasional treat. Children ate meals prepared at home with regular portions and vegetables. Most kids walked to school, played at recess,...
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    • The high prices of nutritious foods have influenced the rising childhood obesity rates. The price of soft drinks lowered by nearly 24% from 1985 to 2000; however, the cost of fresh vegetables and fruits increased 39% (Kotz, 2010). In a study...
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    • 2006, p. 126). Americans on average consume 16% of their calories from added sugars. Among children ages six to eleven, the number is 18%, while teenagers derive 20% of their calories from added sugars. A typical twelve-ounce canned soft drink...
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    • obesity rates (Crouse, 2010). According to the Institute of Medicine, food advertising directly effects what children choose to eat (Rimm, 2004). On average, ten food commercials are shown during one hour of television. Most are for soft drinks,...
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    • 2 Most Americans think testing is a spurious trend; a new Time poll found that only one out of five people surveyed felt that testing has had a positive effect in schools. But as the tests get better, we are starting to be able to see in the dark ....
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    • Effects of Childhood Obesity on the Body According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, type 2 diabetes was once called adult onset diabetes and was rarely seen in adolescence (as cited in Hassink, 2006, p. 5). However, with the rise in obesity...
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    • obese adolescent girls experienced teasing, rejection, and ostracism on a continuous basis (Abramovitz, 2004, p. 66). These repercussions carry into adulthood. Some research suggests that people who are obese are less likely to be accepted to...
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    • A study at Harvard Medical School evaluated the diets of 16,000 boys and girls aged nine to fourteen years. It was discovered that those who consistently ate with their parents were 1.5 times more likely to eat the recommended amount of vegetables...
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    • Figure 1: The MyPlate icon replaced the Food Guide Pyramid. Regarding the new MyPlate icon, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that it does not take a lot to fill your plate with half fruits and vegetables. “It doesn't necessarily even have to...
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    • every family has access to healthy, affordable food, and helping kids become more physically active” (Obama, 2009). To support the Let’s Move! campaign, President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (The White House,...
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    • BMI AND WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION 7 Chapter 1: Introduction Obesity is a documented health concern that affects more than 300 million adults throughout the world (Haslam & James, 2005). That is just a portion of those included in the 1.1 billion people...

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