Wiki Post 2 Zachariah Nelson

I chose an article out of the Student Pulse Online Academic Student Journal. This article was called The Changing shape of America’s Youth: Combating Childhood Obesity Using the School Nurse. In this entry there are two very obvious times the author helps the reader understand a definition of a word. Both of the times the author does this it is two of the main words coming from the title of the article “Obesity” and “School Nurse”. At the beginning of the article the author talks about obesity. “The unfortunate reality is that an increasing number of these children are at a higher risk of early death because of childhood obesity. Despite being preventable and treatable, childhood obesity is an epidemic (CDC, 2011)” She will later in the article help the reader understand what exactly obesity is. “Obesity occurs when fat accumulates in adipose tissue and the organs, and is a disease “that promotes disability, decreases productivity, and shortens life span” (Ahima, 2011). According to the Centers for Disease Control (2011)”
The Author will once again take a definition that most readers will probably know but, she makes sure to give off the exact definition that she wants because it is a main part of the paper. The author will introduce the concept of a school nurse as, “An untapped resource for combatting obesity in a child’s life is the school nurse. It has been over 100 years since the introduction of school nurses” The author than in a way very similar to the way she gave a definition of obesity gives a definition of a school nurse. “The National Association of School Nurses (2010) provides the best explanation of the current role of the school nurse:
“School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students… School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning.””
As you can see the author once again takes the word she is defining and using a credible source and attributes where she got the source from. Both these definitions are helping the reader understand very early in the article as to what the author is going to write about. Now the reader will have a technical meaning for the words.

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