The more access kids have with unhealthy food, is the schools because schools have junk foods and how hard is it to ask mom or dad for some money for they can get some chips, pop, candy and all those unhealthy snacks, and not getting yelled at by their parents. Because of obesity the number is increasing in America we should ban all junk foods from schools. More than 40 percent of children are over weight mostly because of unhealthy foods and lack of exercise. The parents should be more involved in the kids eating habits. They should talk with their children what they can or can’t eat on the school menus.
Sometimes, but it is my opinion that parents are mainly to blame for childhood obesity because they are the ones that buy the groceries, set the television limits, and rely on fast food to feed their children. Parents are not teaching children how to eat healthy. They feed them cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, and fries. Kids are not being exposed to a regular diet of health fruits and vegetables. 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.
If not taken with precaution, more screen time can lead to children overeating and possibly develop an appetite for junk food promoted in TV ads. Since children are more vulnerable than adults, TV commercials try to focus their advertising towards young innocent children. Although less screen time would be beneficial to help end childhood obesity, many people enjoy the pleasures of watching TV. The solution most effective to possibly stop childhood obesity is healthier eating. According to Traci Baker, she mentions that families avoid a healthy lifestyle because cooking healthy can be time consuming, highly costly, and not always good tasting.
Also, the media has a big impact on how child and teens eat. When children see commercials, they either want their parents to get the advertised product or the teenagers go get it themselves. Many parents believe it is about the exercise that will keep children fit and healthy, but instead it’s mostly about the food the children are eating. Some people are realizing this is a bigger issue and taking action. As defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, negligence is failure to take the care that a responsible person usually takes.
No single factor or behavior can cause obesity. When children decide to eat more than they need, their bodies store extra calories in fat cells to use this energy for later. Overtime if this pattern continues and their body does not need this stored energy, they develop more fat cells and may lead to becoming obese (Kaneshiro, 2012). Eating Habits Poor eating habits are one of the factors that can cause a teenager to develop obesity. Parents are also a key factor for a child becoming obese, at home parents tend to buy junk food for their children to eat rather things that they should be eating such as fruits and vegetables.
A current controversial issue surrounding our society today is the relationship between fast food restaurants and childhood obesity. Obesity has always been a problem in the United States; however, it has become an even greater problem in recent years. According to the Mayo Clinic, childhood obesity is defined as "when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height" (Disease and Conditions: Childhood Obesity). Nearly 20 percent of children and adolescents are now overweight and the obesity rate among preschool aged children is increasing at an alarming speed (Childhood Obesity Facts). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years" (Childhood Obesity Facts).
Therefore, junk food should not be allowed in schools as it imposes health risks on children, lacks requirements for the nutrition contained in them, and without offering them, children would learn many morals/lessons. Although most food choose their meals based on taste/moods, it is important to look at the nutrition of what one is consuming as there can be many health risks. Quite often people choose “good” food by what they like when it actually is not “good” at all as it lacks nutritional value. These foods sustain them hardly any time leading to higher consumptions of calories that, on most occurrences, are not burned off. This is how extra pounds add up on people which can quickly and easily, if not addressed, lead to obesity.