Our Supersized Kids – Adherence

Adherence is the extent to which a person’s behavior coincides with appropriate medical and health advice. But how does adherence relate to children who are influenced by their parents, adults, peers, society, media, and other sources?

two overweight children eating at McDonaldsTo answer this question, please watch the video: Our Supersized Kids (30:00)

In reflecting on the video, what factors impact adherence for children? Please discuss at least 4 factors you learned in the video. You can supplement what you share with our readings. Please be sure to be detailed and use examples to support your statements.

A reminder: You may compare ideas, assess the value of theories, verify evidence, and make choices based on reasoned arguments. While this assignment does not have a page requirement, please be sure to fully and completely elaborate on your thoughts and draw connections to the topics we are studying in detail. Cite your sources using APA format. APA style asks that your paper have 1 inch margins in addition to being double spaced and font should be Times New Roman 12.

You will also be asked to submit 3 short journal assignments which reflect upon issues related to health and wellness. The directions for the journals will also be detailed in the module in which they are due.

The rubric used to grade written assignments can be viewed here: Written Assignment Rubric

Additional Resources

Your written assignment is intended to test your understanding of important concepts and to sharpen your intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application. The intent of the written assignment is to provide an opportunity to more fully describe, explain, and analyze the books and other sources. Be sure to cite any and all sources correctly so that your academic integrity is not called into question. Throughout this course, these resources will enable you to successfully complete written assignments:

Empire State College’s Online Library – designed to allow students to search through a well-rounded collection of e-books, videos, online journals, reference resources and databases. Librarians also provide workshops and services via email, phone, chat and the Web.
Empire State College’s Online Writing Center- designed to help students quickly and easily find the services and resources they need to become successful, independent writers.
Please read the SUNY Empire State College statement on Academic Integrity before submitting any work for this course. Be sure to cite any and all sources correctly so that your academic integrity is not called into question.

Last Updated on January 19, 2018 by Essay Pro