An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating. In my opinion, fast food is to blame for the rise in obesity because of the cheap prices, their locations, especially in low income neighborhoods, and poor advertising. Fast food chains attract thousands of consumers a day and continue to serve unhealthy food that is bad for the body. Frequent consumption of fast food can lead to serious health problems for the body. Obesity is associated with high blood sugar or diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke and disease (Rodrigo).
From personal estimation, school nutrition has effect the lifestyle of the students that consume the food the school serves by their body’s condition and tedious habits. It has become common for the consumers of these foods to dismiss and forget about the nutritional value of what they are eating…or missing. The changes to the menu over the years have not been enough to help students keep up a decent condition in growth and health for their well-being. Overweight or obese children pose a higher risk physical and psychological health problems and economic concern for the country. Over the years, obesity has increased dramatically and is continually taking control of our nation.
Economic insecurity can lead to stress and people often handle stress by eating high fat or sugary foods. Parents and children both have problems that steam from poverty and if the parents don’t have a lot of education they will stay in poverty because jobs are hard to find. A professor at Western Reserve University found that obese women make 9% less money, have 1.5 fewer years of education, have an average 3 fewer years of work experience, and are less likely to get married. Anyone in poverty is more likely to become fat then in turn sick and unless their children break the cycle it will continue to happen. (Engber)(Hunnicutt) Many working Americans work long hours for little pay.
“This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it’s related primarily to the obesity problem” (Judy Davis). Obesity in America has been a rising issue in the last few years. There have been a lot of different predications on to why the number is rising so much in American people. The food that people are eating and the lack of physical activity has a lot to do with this big rise. People aren’t exercising as much as they use to and the food surrounding the people in America isn’t as good as it used to be either.
“Less than 10% of American adults engage in regular and vigorous physical activity, nearly 60% report having a sedentary lifestyle"(Shinn 4). In a couple years this rate of obesity will rise because people do not exercise or go outdoors. Obesity is a problem because of how we get go about our daily lives and our inactivity overwhelms us. Because of fast foods, advertising and lack of exercise, obesity has become a major problem and growing every day. Fast foods will never go away see you have to learn not to fall for their delicious traps.
Obesity; Opposing viewpoints mentions that the rates of obesity are skyrocketing every year the prevalence of women are 50% more then they are in men. For the world to stop obesity they would have to know the causes and factors of obesity, the negative effects, and how to prevent obesity. There are many reasons why obesity is such a big problem in the world today. Even though food looks good and tastes good, does not mean it is healthy for you. The book Overweight America concludes that obesity wouldn’t be such a problem if people would burn off the calories that they ate.
Eating processed food is bad for your health. Because Junk food is food that is calorie-dense and nutrient poor. Fast food have increased dramatically, with 25 percent of people now consuming predominantly junk food diets. Back in the 90’ people use to be healthier because they ate less calories. Not like now in the present we eat more fast food than any other countries.
Some might argue that kids themselves are the reason for the increase, because school lunches also provide healthier foods. Unfortunately, most kids do not have much of a choice - healthier foods are priced much higher than their unhealthy counterpart, consequently many parents do not want their kids to buy the more expensive, yet healthier product. In my 3½ years ... ... middle of paper ... ...n with a culture of obesity seemingly set in stone, our nation still has a chance to escape this predicament by spreading the message about healthy eating, imposing limitations on teacher food choices, setting additional requirements for Phys. Ed classes, and serving healthier foods in school lunch programs. For the sake of our nation’s children, let’s eliminate this problem and give parents the peace of mind they deserve.
Parents become the model for the offspring and it is them who can create a healthy or non-healthy kid. Nutrition and physical education are both equally important to the well-being of a child (American Academy of Pediatrics 2014) but according to the Childhood Overweight and Obesity Trends the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables are not eaten by ... ... middle of paper ... ...es in 1998 and may have reached as high as $78.5 billion. Obese employees are less productive because they cannot work as many hours because of physical limitations or health problems. (Increasing obesity rate related to increased cost to society2008) Another issue is that they have more health problems that they constantly have to be absent because of doctor visits. All in all, Obesity can have a major toll on the economy in the future (State Legislatures 2014).
Mary Lowth says a solution to obesity would include “putting food out of sight, diet, exercise and skipping de... ... middle of paper ... ...he lives of employers (Reinert, 2012). Conclusion Obesity is a steadily growing problem for Americans, especially for American children. Fast food indirectly affects the eating habits and obesity of people in the United States. There are several reasons of increasing popularity of fast food but it is a fact that fast food is not very healthy and balanced food. By avoiding such food one can easily get enough energy to exercise and cut the high-density foods.