Parents and even kids need to realize what is best for them and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. People need to take responsibility for their own actions and lifestyle without placing the blame on anyone else. The fast food industry does not cause the amount of obese children in the United States. The obesity epidemic has other outside influences, the fast food industries have changed dramatically, and people should take responsibility for their own consumptions. To help lower the rate of obese children in the United States parents can be informed on how to prevent obesity.
Avoiding obesity as a child We all know that in today’s society looks are important. They should not be, but they do play some role in who we are. Now ask yourself, if looks are important to your kids, shouldn’t the food that they eat also be just as important? A healthy diet plays a major role in how your children feel and act. So when it comes to our kids, we want them to be healthy and have all the advantages that other kids have.
Parents do not see the harm they are giving to their children because they are getting used to what they learned from their parents. And if they want to give a better understanding to their children how unhealthy are these fast food restaurants, parents need to put this in practice. Parents need to change their lifestyle in order to make children eat healthier. The way fast food restaurants are marketed will make children, and young adult to be interested in what they sell. Sometimes parents can’t afford to buy a new toys for their children, so they go for the cheaper kids meal that will make their children happy for sure.
In today's society, fast food has become a large part of many American's lives. With the rising numbers of obese people, it is hard not to draw a correlation between the increase in fast food and obesity. Most obese people don’t want to be obese and wish they could lose weight, yet they continue to struggle with their fast food intake and obesity. This is due to the advertising done on the consumers, the highly addictive food itself, and most importantly, how advertising and addiction combine with children to form habits that are kept once they become adults. These factors are the reasons that fast food restaurants are to blame for the rising obesity and health risks across America.
However; the cause of childhood obesity is the true issue. Many people claim that fast-food restaurants are to blame. I believe that it is not only the fault of fast foods; instead there is socioeconomic, race and poverty issues that have a lot more to do with obesity than just fast food. Banning fast foods are not the remedy, not only would it hurt the economy but it’s about personal accountability. Everything in moderation is fine, The Nutrition Profiling Index (NPI) and the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative’s (CFBAI) are institutes ensures the fast food industries are ensuring the healthiest possible meals.
The rise and success of the fast food industry has a positive correlation with the rising levels of obesity. Although correlation does not necessarily mean causation, it is hard to believe the fast food industry is not a source of the problem. With its affordable meals and cunning advertisements, the fast food industry appeals to all ages, saving mom and dad money... ... middle of paper ... ...hool students participating in daily gym had dropped from 42% to 33%. Therefore, it is also the parents responsibility to make sure their child is participating in class (Kotz). Programs like CATCH (Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health) have been proven to be successful.
There are many reasons why fast food has become extremely popular in America not only because for convenience but because easy access to it. Now in days fast food restaurants franchises have become more popular in the last decade than ever before. One of the most visited fast food restaurants in the US is McDonalds with over 2,300 stores fully functioning, just in the US followed by Burger King, pizzerias and taco
The prevalence of a fast-food culture has contributed to the rise of childhood obesity. “People never paid attention to the culture of food until the late 70s and early 80s but then food came to the forefront of culture and people talked about it and enjoyed it” (Lucky Peach). Fast food has been a big part in popular culture, it is so easy to get so Americans take advantage of that for their source of eating
Rather than eating enormous quantities of junk food, children should be rewarded with special treats every now and then. Portion control reduces calorie intake and provides a healthy balanced diet, given that the portions are filled with healthful items. Granted there are many solutions to childhood obesity that deserve merit, these listed solutions will be the most efficient in solving the issue. What each solution boils down to is proper diet and sufficient amounts of exercise. By encouraging healthy habits earlier on in children’s lives, the chance of becoming a healthier nation doesn’t seem so far away.
Sarah Muntel shares her insight as to why people are so drawn to fast-food: Most Americans are overscheduled and overcommitted. They run from activity to... ... middle of paper ... ...re proven to lower the risk of obesity, without changing one’s lifestyle completely. Also, make a conscious effort to limit the number of fast-food meals. This is one of the biggest, and most dramatic steps one can take in order to avoid becoming obese. In addition to that, find a consistent workout plan that is enjoyable and motivating.