One thing is for sure, falling into obesity is easier than trying to get out of it. Obesity is one of the most dangerous health issues not only in the United States, but across the world. In my opinion our government should pay serious attention to how they plan to find solutions to this dilemma. The futures of those children rely on the help that we provide for them. If they aren’t being taken care of how can we expect to save other people with other types of issues?
It is thought that overeating and lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits causes weight gains among adults and children. It is a major concern today and needs to be corrected. There have been so many studies about the obesity among the children today. Should the parents be blamed? Millions of children are obese today.
No, there is no definite answer for such a broad issue. All these questionable solutions can help us get closer to finding a solution to childhood obesity. But there are still more solutions out there. Childhood obesity is a cause of children overeating, not getting enough exercise because of technology, and schools. Finding a solution is as hard as finding a needle in a hay stack.
“You are what you eat.” This phrase is from “nutritionist Victor Lindlahr, who was a strong believer in the idea that food controls health, developed the Catabolic Diet.” (The Meaning and Origin of the Expression: You Are What You Eat) Childhood obesity is one of the biggest problem in the United States. The obesity widespread among youth today only continues to increase. The main causes of childhood obesity are technology, fast foods, parents, school meals, and the lack of education on nutrition. Childhood obesity in United States is a problem that can be overcome with the government enforce schools to follow guidelines to provide healthy school meal, media promoting the importance of childhood obesity, and the help from parents’ education on nutrition. Obesity means “excess weight after adjusting for height.
Parents are ultimately responsible for their children and the consequences of the choices that they make. Nevertheless, the “blame game” needs to end and responsibility needs to be distributed across the board. Our nation, as a whole, should be proactive in ridding ourselves of the name “Junk Food Nation” and help prevent the many ailments and risk factors of childhood obesity, such as diabetes and stroke. To put it simply, our children are our future. Providing and encouraging our children with a healthy, active, productive lifestyle ensures that we have healthy, active, productive members of society and leaders of tomorrow.
Who is to Blame for Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity has recently become a major problem not only in the Unites States, but all around the world. No one knows the real reason as to why childhood obesity has recently become a major epidemic, but it has been found that the environment that the children live in plays a factor in the child’s weight status. Not only that but, some people believe that fast food and their million dollar industries is the reasons why so many children are obese. Whereas others have found that it all relies on their parents, that they, the parents, are the reason why their children are the way they are.
For us to understand the impact of obesity and why we should prevent it, we will need to figure out the causes of obesity and what keeps people obese. The first step for us to look at is childhood obesity, even if children are slightly overweight and not quite obese at childhood, their childhood is laying the foundation for possible obesity in their future. The primary argument for childhood obesity is between three factors: 1. How parents may be aiding in unhealthy eating habits. 2.
She expresses that computer use, watching TV, less physical action, and family factors are significant risk factors for obesity (Yeasmin et al. 57). As previously stated, overweight and obesity cannot be easily eradicated unless students suffering of it are willing to do so. Because physical activities are always recommended to enhance health and possess a better healthy body, it is important to dedicate any time of the day to develop any type of physical activity. On the other hand, it is equally important to point out that obesity and overweight are not only affecting the United States, but also other countries in the world.
Many studies have shown young children have no control of what foods they consume and depend on their parents or caregivers to provide them with nutritious meals. Learning more about what contributes to obesity is important, the authors McKee, Maher, Deen, and Blank stated, “Currently, national estimates indicate that 36% of the pediatric population is overweight or obese” (McKee, 249). This paper evaluates the studies on parental behavior and belief systems that may contribute to the risk of childhood obesity. In the research conducted by Croker, Sweetman, and Cooke, they worked to answer whether parent’s knowledge, attitudes, practices, and concerns towards food portion had an impact on childhood obesity (Croker). The focus of the study was to determine if parents were knowledgeable about a healthy diet, weighing foods, and controlling and judging adequate portion sizes.
Santa Clara County supervisor Ken Yeager says the ban will prevent "restaurants from preying on children's love of toys to pe... ... middle of paper ... ...w that not only are children affected by how their parents feed them but also by the genes that are passed onto them. If parents don't start becoming responsible for their children's health and weight issues there is no stopping the rise of childhood obesity. If obesity rates continue to rise, our healthcare system will continue to be strained with caring for people with complications of obesity and everyone will suffer, even those that have chosen to live healthy lifestyles will be affected. Not only will more strain on the healthcare system cause health insurance premiums to increase, but all taxpayers will end up footing the bill for obese, public health recipients. If parents begin to make better healthier choices for themselves and their children, it will break the cycle of obesity, and it will have positive effects on their lives, as well as our country.