This TedTalk is interesting because it ties our last discussion on AIDS with our Chapter 7 work on substance abuse. Watch the video and then give a thoughtful response to the writing prompt below.
What are your thoughts on addiction? Some people say it is a lack of will power and the medical community lists it as a disease. Weakness or sickness? What is your reason for believing what you do?
This is the longest TedTalk I will have you watch. But, I promise it is well worth it and will be the favorite one for many of you. As long as I have taught this course I have shown this video and it frightens me each semester. After viewing the video, respond thoughtfully to the discussion prompt.
Besides added sugar, discuss some of the risk factors for childhood obesity (you may have to do some research on the topic). What are some of the physical, social and emotional complications of childhood obesity? What are the best ways to prevent childhood obesity?