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Childhood Obesity in America December 6, Composition II America is one of the most obese countries in the world, and the reasons are quite obvious.
Just take a look around you.
Fast food chains are on every block unhealthy foods are much less expensive than the healthy foods we should be eatingmore and more technology to make our lives easier and lazierand high amounts of stress are all factors to weight gain in our country.
A recent study in January shows that obesity rates have reached a constant level and stayed there for the past five years, but still the levels of obesity are still unacceptable. And the percentage of obese children has nearly tripled in that time, to 17 percent. Are we doing enough to bring these numbers down?
My opinion, is no. We have alot of changes to make. Obesity is a complex issue, involving many contributing factors. In the past 40 years, there has been an expansion to more thanfast-food restaurants in America.
Only since obesity has become a national epidemic have fast-food restaurants changed their ways. Now, their French fries are fried in vegetable oil, and there are now healthier side options to choose from.
But I think we need to do more than just change the kind of oil the French fries are fried in. Maybe we should get rid of French fries all together, and replace them with a healthier alternative, like sweet potato fries. Another problem with fast-food restaurants, is their prices.
But there are people who continually eat at these places, and that is when it begins to get unhealthy. So maybe if our unhealthy fast-food places raise their prices, and our healthy ones lower theirs just a little, people may choose to go to the healthier places instead.
Childhood Obesity has taken over the lives of American children in the United States. Presently, 23 million children and teens in the United States are obese (CDC ). This epidemic affects children of all ages and mostly minority children at a seemingly unstoppable rate. - Obesity in America Only in America can one see million adults and million children that are all obese. Obesity in America is an unstoppable epidemic. Since the s, the number of obese adults have doubled and the number of obese children have tripled. Obesity in American Children - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological effects because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activities, and parental control has made food become a major health issue in .
Many Americans have many things to stress over in their lives, including money, family, health, and their homes. All of these contribute and cause lots of stress, which can lead to be overweight.
So how do we fix this problem?
If we set aside a certain amount of time each day to just relax and unwind, then the number on the scale would start decreasing. We need to find ways to eliminate stress in our life.
Finally, lack of exercise. This is a huge reason for American obesity. We have simply become lazy. One of our new favorite pastimes is sitting in front of the television.
Our youth love to play the new, high-tech, exciting video games, and although there are some game systems, such as the Wii or Kinect, that get the players up and moving, it is absolutely not enough exercise to keep us healthy.
We, as a country, need to become more active. Spend some time outside, get out and enjoy nature and all of the outside activities available where you live. Parents need to take more responsibility as well. They need to regulate how much time their children spend watching TV and playing video games and help their kids find outside activities they can enjoy.- Obesity in America Only in America can one see million adults and million children that are all obese.
Obesity in America is an unstoppable epidemic. Since the s, the number of obese adults have doubled and the number of obese children have tripled. Childhood Obesity has become an epidemic in America. Although it seems that the main concern with obesity is about external appearances, the true problem lies with the health problems associated with it.
According to the CDC, obesity can lead to heart disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure /5(13). Childhood Obesity has taken over the lives of American children in the United States.
Presently, 23 million children and teens in the United States are obese (CDC ).
This epidemic affects children of all ages and mostly minority children at a seemingly unstoppable rate. The percentage of children 6–11 years old in the United States who were obese increased from 7% to nearly 20% from to Childhood obesity is a disorder where a child has too much.
The overall rate of obesity for children comes in at 17 percent, or about million obese children in America today (Doheny 1). The number of children who are obese is growing at a fast rate. Most cases of childhood obesity are caused by eating too much and exercising too little.
Childhood Obesity in America Jane Doe English Composition II Sarah Collins November 3, Abstract More and more American children are becoming overweight or obese. Years ago an elementary classroom may have one kid who was overweight but today that has drastically changed.