I had to look for a room or place where we would be least distracted or with less noise. I considered the school library, a reading lawn or his office. However, I deliberated on his office as it would be convenient for him too since he had acknowledged that he had a busy week. I then communicated to him on where the meeting would be held. He was also relieved that we would hold the meeting in his office. The one week period before the meeting allowed me to prepare some of the questions I would ask him and collected adequate statistics on childhood obesity within the constituency. This also allowed me to go through my proposals and molded them to make them appealing to the commissioner. I also researched about the policy maker to assist in familiarizing with him.On April 10th, I was up early to prepare for the meeting. I was ready with all my materials and had rehearsed what I would say to the policy maker. I got to his office on time and found that the office had been arranged and set up for the interview. Because he had a busy week schedule, it would have been unusual for the legislator to be late. He had his office press ready with a camera. When I asked about the presence of his press he said that sometimes he likes reviewing what he said and what a meeting was about in order to follow up and also in order to make his office yearly documentary of activities. By this time, he had been disrupted numerous times by calls from other constituents. However, he informed the personal assistant to handle any other matter that would arise while in the meeting.He was particularly enthusiastic to meet me. He offered me a cup of coffee as he got ready. He seemed to have had his research too as he also got ready with some papers. Two chairs had been set aside for the meeting. I sat on my seat awaiting the policy maker. He came and sat and I started off with a little introduction of who I am and what I do. I introduced myself as a nurse student and my interest in the policy issue. I informed the policy makers that I had been devastated by the current state of childhood obesity within the constituency and the state. Additionally, I informed the policy maker that childhood obesity is an issue that had received little attention and the people think that it is normal to be obese while it’s a life threatening issue within the
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