For these reasons, socioeconomic levels are associated with childhood obesity in North America. In summary, childhood obesity in North America results from three major causes, which are poor diet, lack of exercise, and low socioeconomic level. Childhood obesity is caused by poor diet including eating fast food, lack of vegetables, and drinking excessive amounts of juices. As well, childhood obesity results from lack of exercise because children don’t play outside, walk to school, or get physical activity. In addition, socioeconomic levels including a low income, uneducated parents, and poor-quality neighborhoods can lead to childhood obesity.
Blount’s Disease is where a growth disorder in the lower leg cause it to go inward, Flat Feet is where one’s feet has no arch which makes it painful to walk long distance, Diabetes is a inability to produce any or enough insulin. Childhood Obesity has become an huge issue around the world, in the last 30 years it has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The percent of children obese in 1980 was 7% now it is about 18 %. Scientist have predicted that if this continue nearly 9% of all preschoolers will be obese now that is nearly 60 million children. Obesity is more prevalent in lower income families this statistic is just for kids aged 2 - 5.
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Eric Storch says that people we interact with has a lot to do with who we are and how we act (Allen). So, this means that if you are always hearing about how fat or disgusting you are from all your classmates than this can contribute to depression. When a child is depressed they may lose interest in normal activities, sleep more, and/or cry a lot (Mayo Clinic Staff). This may even make the weight gain speed up. With all the rejection in an overweight child's life, he or she may feel as though he doe... ... middle of paper ... ...an be detrimental to their adulthood development.
Sadly “2 million” (Tanner 2005) of these children are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Obesity has become a burden to the United States economy and it is costing America “$147 billion” (Holden, 2010) a year. A child does not become overweight and obese overnight. America, Parents, society and the government are to blame for the obesity among American children. Obesity has been around for many years, but it has always been addressed has an adult problem.
Now some people are just naturally overweight, but being “overweight” is not the same as being “obese.” Someone who is overweight has reached a maximum weight limit for their height. When someone goes beyond this maximum limit, then they are considered “obese” (Kiess 1). Research shows that “obesity is generally defined as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue” (Kiess 1). The increase in childhood obesity today is mainly the fault of the parent because they are unable to tell their children “no” when it comes to junk food (Kiess 104). Parents are the one buying all the food that comes into the house.
Although parents have known about this preventable disease, they are just now becoming more aware about what is happening to their own children. Now they want to start pointing fingers as to why these young children are becoming obese; nobody wants to take the blame for putting these young lives at risk. “Greenbalt states in his article that obesity is becoming an epidemic that there is about 300,000 children each year that die because they are overweight.... ... middle of paper ... ...ease Control and Prevention: WWW.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity Services: Childhood Obesity in America. (n.d.). Retrieved Jan 22, 2011, from Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating: www.seattlesutton.com/media/document/childhood-obesity-in-america Chubb, P. 17,June2010 (n.d.) Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox 360: Why it will fail, Retrieved 22,Jan2011http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/06/17/microsofts-kinect-for-xbox-360-why-it-will-fail/ Greenbalt, A.