Long term health effects are heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, or even cancer (Childhood Obesity Facts, 1). Eating too many high-calorie and high in fat foods is a huge contributor to obesity (McMillan, 3). “Knowledge about good nutrition not only helps to bring about desired weight reductions, but also is an important element in overall good health” (McMillan, 3). Children who do not eat fast food do not consume as much fat, sugars, and carbs as those who do (Holgun, 2). Only 3% of kids’ meals at fast food restaurants meet the calorie standards... ... middle of paper ... ...rg/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp CDC.”Childhood Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
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.
64). ”In most schools, the fare is a mix of chicken nuggets, tator tots, canned fruits and vegetables, chocolate milk that contains more sugar than soda, corn dogs and pizza pockets, Cheap food that cost less than a dollar a day” (Cooper pg. 25). Sugary foods cause students to sleep in class, students tend to go for the sugary and unhealthy food when they receive their lunch tray. Children are the people most affected by the chemicals used to produce and process food.
Obesity was once only a problem in high-income countries, but percentages have also risen dramatically in low to middle income countries. Obesity has become one of the nation’s fastest growing health issues. Now, one out of every five Americans is overweight, and two thirds of Americans are obese. According to The Medical News, 31 percent of American adults are obese, 65 percent overweight, and 18 percent of children are affected by obesity today. America’s total daily caloric intake is 815 billion, which is 200 billion more than recommended (Health).
Unfortunately, instead of the child obesity rate decreasing, it has nearly tripled over the past few decades! With that said, childhood obesity is impacting the youth of America, and overall affecting our society through different aspects, which typically continue into adulthood. The things children f... ... middle of paper ... ...besity. Works Cited Green, Gregory; Riley, Clarence; Hargrove, Brenda. “Physical Activity and Childhood Obesity:Strategies and Solutions for Schools and Parents.” Education 132.4 Summer 2012: p915-920.
4 Dec 2013 Taenzler Sheila A, “The National School Lunch Program,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review ,Vol. 119, No. 2 (Dec., 1970), pp. 372-388. 4 Dec 2013 Young Lisa R. and Nestle Marion, “Portion Sizes and Obesity: Responses of Fast-Food Companies,” Journal of Public Health Policy ,Vol.
The growing problem of child obesity is one of the main factors contributing to the promotion of better nutrition in schools. One in six children, 16 percent, from the ages 10 to 17 are considered to be obese (Afterschool, Alliance, and Foundation MetLife 1). Although there are determined efforts to educate children on healthy eating habits, “levels of obesity continue to rise” (Bullen 51). There are four times as many children showing signs of obesity than there were twenty years ago. With all of the other concerns students deal with, “obesity should not be among the many obstacles .
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