Proposal for Final Project
June 7, 2021
AUDIENCE PROFILE SHEET
Reader’s Name: Alexander Stokes
Reader’s Job Title: Principal, Luther High School
Kind of Reader: Primary_______ Secondary___X_____
Education: AA in Business Administration, Six Sigma Certification
Professional Experience: 12 Years U.S. Army in Supply, 8 years as Teacher, 10 Years as a High School Football Coach, 7 Years as a High School Principal
Job Responsibilities: Supervise 35 – 40 people in a war environment on supply chain procedures. Supervise 140-150 Teachers.
Personal Characteristics: Flexible, intelligent, honest, and enthusiastic leader.
Personal Preferences: enjoys a well organized process that allows for factual data to represent all findings.
Cultural Characteristics: N/A
Attitude Toward the Writer: N/A
Attitude Toward the Subject: N/A
Expectations about the Subject: The expectation is to read a well written technical writing that allows the novice to understand all processes.
Expectations about the Document: Expect the document to provide clear and concise information about nutrition for school age kids and how fitness will help in North Carolina.
Reasons for Reading the Document: To assist in expanding the minds of the reader and to increase the conversation about the subject.
Way of Reading the Document:
Skim it ________ Study it ___X_____ Read a portion of it ________ Which portion?
Modify it and submit it to another reader ________
Attempt to implement recommendations ________
Use it to perform a task or carry out a procedure _X_______
Use it to create another document ________
Other ________ Explain.
Reading Skill: Above Average
Reader’s Physical Environment: N/A
Date: June 2, 2021
To: Fred Smith
From: Alexander Stokes
Subject: Proposal for School Nutrition/Fitness
The purpose of the attached proposal is to provide evidence and show the steps that can be taken to assist in providing nutrition and fitness in public schools as a part of everyday life and define why it is critical to take the steps necessary to make this happen in North Carolina. The writing will provide recommendations on how to integrate fitness and nutrition into the public school system while educating families on the importance.
Fred Smith, the CEO of Diabetes Network, has requested a detailed plan on why nutrition and fitness are needed to help combat the onset of diabetes so that he can study and gain a deeper understanding of the problems associated with diabetes and the lack of fitness and nutrition that currently exist in our public school system—looking into what clinical studies have determined and current trends related to nutritional and fitness programs already in place and those without. The data will provide crucial evidence to show the staggering result of the benefit of educating and providing the information necessary to keep children healthy and engaged.
Currently, there are no laws or standards that force NC school districts to provide nutritional meals or fitness for their kids. Still, the CDC says Schools play an essential role in assisting students to make healthy eating habits by giving them:
• Nutritious and appealing foods and beverages.
• Consistent and accurate messages about good nutrition.
• Ways to learn about and practice healthy eating.
Nutrition education is a crucial part of a comprehensive health education program and empowers children with the know how and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices (CDC, 2021). Adding to the equation some fitness can change the lifves and behaviors of those affected by poor choices.
To move forward, Mr. Smith would like to determine the best approach to make this practice of good nutrition and fitness for all K-12 in NC a reality. The presentation of primary research and secondary research to help further educate him on the ramifications of not addressing the issues contained in the document.
To perform the research and ensure the facts are presented so that the novice reader can understand, it will take three weeks of intense study and fact-finding, costing $5000. Alexander Stokes, who has been an active member of the public school system as a teacher, coach, and now administrator, will lead the charge.
Authorizing this proposal would allow Alexander to immediately begin his investigation and reporting of the facts related to our children in North Carolina, with a formal report being submitted on July 5, 2021.
On June 1, 2021, Fred Smith, the CEO of Diabetes Network, asked the leaders at Luther High School to create a plan to find the best way to integrate fitness and nutrition into North Carolina Schools. Understanding the stakes is critical to this study and its timing 1 93,000 Americans (0.24%) <20 years of age have the diagnosis of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes (1). However, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has increased in youth. One study reported an annual adjusted increased incidence of 4.8% between 2002 and 2012 (2). The earlier an individual develops type 2 diabetes, the higher their lifetime risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease, vascular disease, vision loss, and amputation will be (Zoungas, etc., 2014)
There is no formal process in place that allows each school the flexibility to offer each child a nutritional meal and some form of fitness 3 to 5 days a week. Most schools find it easier to allow the child to choose what they eat and participate in fitness, and this process is not the best fit for the children’s health and well-being. It has been proven that “the choices we make and the habits we form while we are young become the foundation for the lives we lead as adults” (EVERFI, 2021).
We must determine the right way to implement a program for fitness and nutrition so that every North Carolina child has access to the same program and is educated on purpose for the programs:
* Determine what the food program will serve.
* Determine the factual benefits of the program
* Determine how to disseminate the information to the schools
* Establish a baseline to track progress
Task 1. Gather data for school systems that already have a program in place
After sitting down with Mr. Smith, we have already obtained data and a list of school systems with a nutritional and fitness program, and 43% of schools in North Carolina have a plan. We must then examine how many of those school systems actually work their program so that if they are not working the program, they can be included on the non-existent side.
Task 2. Gather information on how school officials feel about the implementation of a fitness and nutritional program
Do school officials understand the implication of not doing this for the future of our children? Are they well versed on the current state of obesity and diabetes in our state. Create a Q and A sheet that will give feedback about what they foresee as pro and cons. Then share the data of school districts that already have implemented this program.
Task 3. COPA on why is physical activity important
The research has already shown that increasing physical activity and physical fitness may improve academic performance and that time in the school day dedicated to recess, physical education class, and physical activity in the classroom may also facilitate academic performance (COPA, 2013). This literature helps validate the claim that fitness is important.
Task Date of Tasks
Staff Knowledge xxxxxxxxxx
Management model xxxxxxx
Establish Criteria xxxxxx
Assess xxxxxx xxxxx
June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5
Name Hours Rate Cost
Alexander Stokes 40 $125 hr $5000
Mr. Stokes is experienced in fitness and sports activities. His experience in the military, where he was a fitness and nutrition coach lead for his squad, makes him a prime candidate to lead this project. His passion for getting the best out of his children to have the best opportunity to be at their best during the school day makes him the ideal person.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comprehensive Framework for Addressing the
School Nutrition Environment and Services. North Carolina: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2021.
Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment; Food and
Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine; Kohl HW III, Cook HD, editors. Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013 Oct 30. 4, Physical Activity, Fitness, and Physical Education: Effects on Academic Performance. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK201501/
EVERFI. (2021). Wellness Matters. https://everfi.com/k-12/health-wellness
Markel, M. (2017). Technical communication (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com
Zoungas S, Woodward M, Li Q, et al. Impact of age, age at diagnosis and duration of diabetes
on the risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications and death in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia2014;57:2465–2474
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