Childhood Obesity in America

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity is becoming a big problem in America especially among young kids. In last decade, childhood obesity has tripled which causing this country millions of dollars. Who should we blame for this issue? One says we should blame on schools or parents and others say food industry should be blamed. Many parents worried about this problem including Michelle Obama. She says, “Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese” (Michelle Obama). As we see, obesity is causing so many kids with health problems such as heart diseases, diabetics, cancers and some other health issues especially among low income families. In the article, “Obesity In Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities,” by Sabrina Tavernise the author talks about the rate of child obesity has fallen in some states but the drops are still very small. The rate of childhood obesity is still high because children are eating junk foods and doing less physical activities in school and home which causing them to become overweight.

Many children are eating high calorie foods with less nutritional benefits. In the article, “Obesity In Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities,” Sabrina Tavernise states that “Schools made money on sugary drinks, and some set up rogue drink machines that had to be hunted down. Deep fat fryers, favored by school administrators who did not want to lose popular items like French fries, were unplugged only after Wayne T. Grasela, the head of food services for the school district, stopped buying...

... middle of paper ... very important because it is about our kid`s life. Because of the childhood obesity many kids are getting chronic diseases, which cannot be treated in future. This epidemic is causing many children in America, so we should take it serious. Solution would be, if everybody gives these kids a healthy environment and lifestyle, there may be chance to prevent the childhood obesity in our society.

Work Cited

Al, Baker. “Despite Obesity Concerns, Gym Classes Are Cut.” The New York Times. July 11, 2012: Print.

Obama, Michelle. “Let`s Move.” Voanews, You Tube 21 January 2013: Web.

Nemeshy, Alysha. “Childhood Obesity Responsibility Falls Mostly Upon Parents.” The Daily Utah Chronicle 13 February 2013: Web.

Tavernise, Sabrina. “Obesity In Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities.” New York Times 10 December 2012: Print.
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