Our future begins with the children of today growing up to be the adults of tomorrow. “Childhood obesity is the condition of being overweight or severely overweight which causes risks to health between the age of 2 and 19” (“Childhood Obesity”). Childhood obesity is taking a huge toll on not only the physical standpoint of the child, but also their mental stability. Childhood obesity is no longer a concern with Americans; it’s now a problem that has spiraled out of control in the world. Obesity will never be resolved one hundred percent, but it’s the little impacts that concerned citizens bring to people’s attention that make the difference.
Every child may not be affected by this problem, but there will always be a child who is suffering from obesity. The government must also care because many of those children can possibly be the future of our country. If they deprive those children from getting any type of aid then the country is also losing their next engineers, doctors, or police officers. There are several causes of obesity and there are also many solutions that need to be found to solve childhood obesity. Overall childhood obesity needs to be taken seriously as there are many parents who are in desperate need of help for their children.
In today 's society Obesity is one of the main causes that children and adults have a problem with. It is one of the main topics that causes death and other medical conditions. Being able to detect obesity is easy but being able to get rid of it can be hard, and it is hard for a lot of people. There are so many teens and children that are not just overweight, but obese, and it is a big issue in America. There are many causes to this issue and it is that people not wanting to be healthy, and also parental influence, which makes it hard on children to lose the weight they want to lose.
Moving forward, “Children who have TV sets in, their bedrooms are also more likely to gain excess weight than children who don’t ” (Harvard T.H Chan). As shown it is proven that there is a significant difference between the two trials in which the children as to those who watch Tv more than others. Without a doubt, technology usage affects a child’s weight. Many people would state that it is the school’s to blame about why their child is obese. However that is a false statement and while schools should be responsible for providing healthy meals it is kinda useless.
As many people may have already noticed, child and teen obesity has become a greater problem in the United States. Could child and teen obesity be a reflection of a parent’s negligence? Many families don’t have time to cook nutritional meals, which causes many families to eat out nearly more than once a week. School cooked lunches aren’t exactly healthy either and many choices children make, parents don’t know about. Also, the media has a big impact on how child and teens eat.
Approximately 400,000 premature deaths occur each year in the U.S. due to insufficient consumption of nutritious food and exercise. Unfortunately, some parents and children will provide numerous excuses for the behaviors that cause childhood obesity. Ranging from lack of motivation, money, knowledge and exercise. Even though there are some parents that neglect the advice on how to raise their own children regarding nutrition and fitness, the consequences are still probable. Childhood obesity has been on the rise and it ought to decrease; some helpful ways would be to consume nutritious food, exercise regularly and to expose the health issues associated with obesity.
Therefore, junk food should not be allowed in schools as it imposes health risks on children, lacks requirements for the nutrition contained in them, and without offering them, children would learn many morals/lessons. Although most food choose their meals based on taste/moods, it is important to look at the nutrition of what one is consuming as there can be many health risks. Quite often people choose “good” food by what they like when it actually is not “good” at all as it lacks nutritional value. These foods sustain them hardly any time leading to higher consumptions of calories that, on most occurrences, are not burned off. This is how extra pounds add up on people which can quickly and easily, if not addressed, lead to obesity.
The majority of American kids are becoming obese leaving them without a great future. Kids nowadays rather eat junk-food while watching television because it somehow comforts them. This act of behavior needs to be stop because it is bad for our society. The kids in our society should be fully energetic and healthy. It is better to have a healthy society than an unhealthy one.
Childhood obesity has become huge epidemic in the United States. It is becoming one of the biggest health problems in America. Children are facing serious health concerns by not having the proper diet and exercise needed on a day-to-day basis. There are many different perspectives on how obesity should be treated and prevented. Many argue that children nowadays are becoming lazy, not getting enough exercise and have poor eating habits.
In addition, children that eat too many calories pick up excess weight because of the lack of energy being burned through physical activity (Bales, Coleman, Wallinga 1). The problems with our health care has brought to the table many debates on what we do with it and how do we move forward for the future, and socioeconomic status and childhood obesity has been a part of that debate. In society today our participation in socioeconomic, everyday food consumption and physical activities can define our state of mind as a nation. One reason for childhood obesity through studies is the concept of the... ... middle of paper ... ...Erik, Sadana, Ritu, What Can public Health Programs Do To Improve Health Equity. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.