This Evaluate writing assignment addresses Course Outcomes 2, 3 and 4. The writing assignment allows you to combine what you have learned in Modules 4 and 5 in your exploration of the childhood obesity epidemic and the role of the food industry. You have read and viewed the assigned materials discussing childhood obesity and the food industry, and in this writing assignment you will further analyze the factors that have contributed to the rise in childhood obesity.
One key factor is the food industry with its omnipresent role in advertising and its more subtle role in influencing schools and the science around nutrition. In this essay, you will start with the childhood obesity problem and then broaden out to your understanding of the effects of advertising on our food choices and eating patterns. Be sure to support your work with the learning materials provided and any additional references that you would like to include.
Please see the Readings and Materials page for review.
Instructions to Learners
In your essay, please address the following ques