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Did you know more than 35% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 in the United States are considered Obese (Bucci 32). Obesity is a huge growing problem in not just the United States but everywhere that needs to be controlled. The U.S is the fattest country in the world with Mexico as a close second. Fast Food and Technology are some of the main reasons you usually think of when you think of causes of Obesity, but did you ever think that Parents and Family members have a huge part in the cause of Obesity? Family Influence can cause obesity in children by not eating healthy.
Is Fast Food to Blame for Obesity? Is fast food to blame for the growing obesity in America? Obesity affects more than half of the population. With so many Americans gaining weight and so many health problems the matter has to be addressed. There is no one would argue that obesity, especially the children is considered a problem.
Three percent of Americans doesn’t seem like that many, but when you look at it with people who have eating disorders it’s shocking. Ever since the thoughts on being thin came around young women couldn’t get enough on the idea. Pulling the horrifying parts of eating disorders out and making them look trendy and glamorous. Something that could’ve been an inspiration to lose weight and be healthy plummeted and made thinness seem like the necessity. The lovely motivation to be healthy turned into a ton of young girls starving themselves and dying just to be skinny (Zoltan).
04 Mar. 2014. Sylva, Kathryn, and Robin Lasser. "Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture: Stories Told." Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture: Stories Told.
In the recent decades, obesity has grown into a major health issue in the United States within young people. With 31 percent of the United States of children being obese, the United States has become the country with the highest rate of obesity in the world. Obesity is not only found among adults, but it is also now found mainly among children and teenagers. The childhood is a very important period for the initiation of obesity especially in this time. Eating practices that children are taught or learn during childhood affects a person later in their life whether they know or not.
Many feel that they are losing control of all things going on in their lives and look to controlling their diet to be able to gain some control of their life. Parents can sometimes add to the fire by making jabs at their teen’s physical appearance whether in a joking matter or not. “Parents that overvalue physical appearance can unwittingly contribute to an eating disorder (ANRED).” There are some statisti... ... middle of paper ... ...n’t have even thought about. Eating disorders come from many different things but as far as I can tell they don’t seem to come from one main problem. The variety of causes for eating disorders helps people realize that teens have to deal with all types of pressure before they hit adulthood.