IMPORTANT NOTE: APA Style 7th edition distinguishes between the style of a student paper and a professional paper.
Your instructor may or may not want you to use this format for assignments so it is always a good idea to check to see if you instructor has any special instructions.
APA Style permits a variety of fonts including: 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode; 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial; 11-point Georgia; 12-point Times New Roman.
Use one inch margins at top, bottom, and sides of paper
Use double-spacing throughout the paper.
In Microsoft Word: Select all text > click Home tab > in Paragraph box, click Line Spacing icon > select 2.0
The title should appear on the title page as well as above the first line of text on the first page.
Page numbers start at number 1 on the Title page. The References page and any other additional pages at the end of the paper should be numbered.
Indent the first line of every paragraph, with the exception of the abstract, block quotations, titles and some (level 1-3) headings.
Each section (e.g. Abstract, References, Appendices) should start on a separate page
ABSTRACT PAGE (ask your instructor if they require an Abstract page)
BODY OF PAPER
Childhood obesity is the result of eating too many calories and
not getting enough physical activity. In the United States, 17%
of all children and adolescents are obese (“Overweight and
Obesity,” 2012). This is triple the rate from just one generation
ago. Recent studies have also indicated that childhood
consumption of fast food is up fivefold from the 1970s (Lin,
Guthrie, and Frazao, 2001). This paper will use recent studies to
determine if there is a link between increased consumption of
fast food and childhood obesity.
Keywords: childhood obesity, obesity, fast food, exercise, school meals, diets, depression