The Cause, Causes And Effects Of Childhood Obesity

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In the United States childhood obesity has become a huge problem. Obesity is generally seen as a straightforward condition. Many believe obesity is as much of a disease as cancer or diabetes. Childhood obesity is a serious and common disease that is becoming more and more popular for children to be obese. Also Childhood obesity is a consequential medical condition that affects the youth and adolescence of society. This disorder creates health problems that were once only seen in adults, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although childhood obesity is a worldwide issue, the percentage of overweight children differs, especially throughout the United States. There are many causes and negative effect that led to childhood obesity.
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First of all, schools don’t have great financial help. As Alice Davies explains in her article Extra Large, Please “Part of the problem is that many kids don’t have good opportunities to exercise”(116) The author say long time ago schools were concerned about the children’s health. Schools had a good fitness programs for their students. In contrast, today schools are not paying attention about it; the majority of the schools don’t have any good fitness program because they don’t receive enough financial help from the government. Another reason is that electronic entertainment has a big effect for childhood obesity. Davies state, “Today, kids who sit around the house have access to hundreds of cable TV channels, YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, instant Streaming movies, DVD players, and a dizzing assortment of video games”(116). Because of the technology, children rather to stay home and not playing outside with neighbor. Furthermore, Morgan Spurlock in the documentary SuperSize Me interviewed Brian Phillips, a physical education teacher at Francis J. McGrath Elementary School. He argues that the students do not receive enough physical activity at their school because“…the Surgeon General recommends that, at minimum, you need 30 minutes of physical activity a day to maintain your weight and a healthy well-being.” This reduction in physical fitness classes at schools across the…show more content…
Foremost, because children drink soda they become obese. In the Fast Facts article, Adults who drink one soda or more daily are 27% more likely to be overweight. Soda drinks are part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. It is totally appropriate for parents to give their child a soft drink. And it is very appropriate for teenagers to choose a soft drink as a refreshment. Moreover, poor nutrition. In the article, Obesity rates & Trends Overview “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012. Prevalence of Obesity among Adults.” In the United States, poor nutrition is also a problem. In fact, even if you’re getting plenty of calories you still run the risk of malnutrition if you make unhealthy food choices. Another reason, school should teach the student about calories. Bhatia, Tasneem, “Another Angle on Childhood Obesity--Empower the Child” “while this is encouraging, I still do not have see a national curriculum on nutrition that teaches children to budget and measure food, calories and sugar on a daily basis.” Inadequate nutrition can lead to a weakened immune system and poor wound healing, especially in older adults. As a result, the biggest cause that lead to childhood obesity is eating too much fast food. In article, Facts and Figures on childhood obesity explains “feeding infants energy-dense, high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt food is a key contributor to childhood obesity.” Americans are
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