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Areum Joo

new york, ny, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Thesis Project Ideas

    Well-being

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    The first issue that I thought for my thesis project is child obesity. According to the article, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=940DEEDC1038F933A15754C0A961958260&scp=5&sq=child%20obesity&st=cse, the percentage of obese children has doubled in the last 30 years in America. The cause of child obesity is from lack of exercise from watching TVs, and playing Video games, and life style of parents that if a child has both working parents, he or she suffers from eating disorder. Also child obesity causes other dieses such as heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, diabetes and some cancers and the child may suffer from mental illness. One of the products from Fisher-Price, the Smart Cycle, insist that it is designed to help prevent child obesity. The Smart Cycle has is consist of a bike with a pedal and children can simply pedal away watching image of a moving road on television. However the controversy over this product is that is it really for the children or is it for lazy parents who are one of the causes of child obesity. Children who are suffering from obesity and also the parents who are worried about their children’s health are most affected by my thesis idea. I would like to work with community members who concerns about children health and parents with children who have obesity.
    

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