Is the Government Doing Enough About Obesity

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About 2.8 billion adults every year die of obesity (Diet). Rachel Epstein wrote the book “Eating Habits and Disorders” which talks about obesity being a disease. Obesity is a condition with extra body fat which often starts to form in childhood (Epstein 25). While obesity for some adults can be life-threatening (Epstein 25). It can also form psychosocial problems (Epstein 25). Being obese causes a risk in diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, kidney trouble and more (Epstein 25). Being obese during pregnancy can cause many problems for the mom, and for the baby (Epstein 25). Any of these things could cause many problems either in the future, or in the present (Epstein 25). The worse the eating habits, the harder it is to cure (Epstein 25). The government needs to do more about obesity because obesity rates are rising, many kids are being victims of obesity and they don’t even know it, also Medical Care is taking a big part with the growing obesity rates.
Obesity is growing rapidly, therefore we must take action while we can. Portion sizes are becoming more and more immense. A Facts on File Article titled “Diet, Nutrition, and Wellness” discussed the growing problems caused by obesity. From going to McDonalds and getting a happy meal to going to subway and getting a footlong sub. Either way, it is changing our diets to eat more than we need which eventually, adds on a couple pounds (Diet). People who go to restaurants on a daily basis end up eating about one thousand calories a meal more than someone at some would (Diet). When most people go out to eat, even at a fancier restaurant, they are not worrying about how many calories their meal is, they are ordering whatever sounds good to them (Diet). Every now and then, that is okay bu...

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...could be established. Spreading the word is crucial. By making a couple posters and hanging those in schools, grocery stores, and even getting the word spread from our local radio station could do a lot. Some people might not be open to the ideas right away, but if everyone works together, many great things will be accomplished.

Works Cited

Ambinder, Marc. "Beating Obesity." Atlantic Monthly Vol. 305, No. 4. May. 2010: 72+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.

"Diet, Nutrition, and Wellness: Obesity." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 4 Feb. 2014

Epstein, Rachel S. Eating Habits and Disorders. New York: Chelsea House, 1990. Print.

"The Experts: What Role Should Government Play in Combatting Obesity?." Wall Street Journal Online. 21 Apr. 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.

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