Sources used in my data story

Child obesity is the topic I chose to do my data story about. I picked it due to the big effects it can have on a child’s life in the long run. In my curated data story I used a lot of interesting sources that were full of information that really educates people on the importance of child obesity.

One of the sources I chose to use was an interview with Dr. Chunn and he discussed his concerns with child obesity. He talks about in his interview how there is a difference between putting a child on a diet than an adult. And explains how helping a child stick to eating as much as the child can handle. I felt like using a source straight from a doctor will really inform people the serious health consequences their child might have.

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Another great source I used was statistics on how many children are obese in the United States and it is proven that three in 10 kids in the U.S are obese or overweight. That is a lot of overweight children. This is a great source to inform people that it could happen to any child if they are not put on the right diet or exercise enough.

The last important source that I used and felt that had beneficial information was The department of health.  I used this source because I believe that people don’t look at future consequences when it comes to their health. The department of health talks about how obese can limit the length of your life if you do not take care of your body at a young age. Also says how its the parent’s responsibility to put their child on track for a healthy lifestyle.