The fast food industry intentionally markets unhealthy food to children (opposing viewpoints). Did you know that fast food chains spend more than 3 million a year on... ... middle of paper ... ...e should take lightly. The rates of obesity in America’s children and youth have almost tripled in the last quarter century (opposing viewpoints). I know schools are picking healthier options for their students, but is that really enough? Personally, I think parents should be the ones who make sure their children don’t eat to much fast food.
It was stated in one article that a healthy diet is “also a real barrier for some low-income families, for whom it would translate to about an extra $550 a year” (1:/mkq4fuv). There are so many problems today with obesity rates rising, food insecure college students, and the lack of support from the government to help achieve lowering the cost of health foods that something needs to be done. This country is not going to get any healthier, or happier, if things do not change soon. DATA SECTION OBESITY RATES ARE RISING As seen from day to day, obesity is quickly becoming a normal part of society instead of a concern. Children today are considerably getting unhealthier with every day that passes by.
Overall, their study suggests that fast food significantly increases the risk of obesity. "Unless governments take steps to regulate their economies, the invisible hand of the market will continue to promote obesity worldwide with disastrous consequences for future public health and economic productivity,” said Roberto De Vogli from the University of California. Most fast food places serve highly processed foods that are full of fat, sodium, and calories. Research proves that you can easily intake 1,500 calories for one meal alone and humans should take in around 1,500-1,800 per day. Choosing a typical fast food meal everyday can lead to increased calories, which leads to health issues.
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.
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.
As a market failure, the obesity epidemic in America is costing the federal government billions of dollars annually. While most obesity prevention programs aim toward changing the rate of children who become obese, many fail, causing an inefficient allocation of government resources. Much of what 's already been done has proven to barely be a speed bump in the progression that is the obesity epidemic. Several solutions which can be explored to effective halt this progression. The taxation of certain unhealthy foods, government benefits and subsidies for organic produce farmers, and passing new legislation to regulate the amount of calories a fast food restaurant is allowed to serve you, just to name a few.
Overall, there would be almost 19 percent of students obese and or with diabetes in schools. Federal government believes that they could control the United States nutrition policy because they think parents cannot be trusted to teach their children how to make healthier dietary choices to meet their needs. In defiance of the government regulating school lunches to prevent obesity and diabetes, the government should not be able to regulate them because students are not happy with the new school nutrition requirements. Lunches now include fruits and veggies. Because of all the limits of fat and sodium those who crave something like French fries get baked sweet potato wedges and because of calorie restrictions, meat and carbohydrates portions are smaller.
Millions of people die each year from being overweight. It is said that in 2015 more than 700 million people will be obese. (NCD Alliance) What most people don’t realize is that if you are obese as a child, you have a higher chance of premature death and disability in adulthood. In an article called “The Fast Food and Obesity Link: Consumption Patterns and Severity of Obesity” researchers talk about the recent studies revolving around obesity and how it affect us. Recent studies have shown that these increases in extreme obesity rates are not specific to a certain population, but are rather an integral part of the weight distribution in the USA, and the more extreme the obesity, the higher the rate of growth .
Americans are becoming more obese due to the challenges of the economy because healthy food is overpriced, fast food restaurants at every corner, and not enough motivation to exercise. If we are going to make a change, we need to take baby steps. A healthy world is a happy world. Did you know, that obesity and overweight account for nearly one of every 10 American deaths, and they also drain our society of $223 billion a year? This simply means that obesity is the cause of most deaths in America.
Why are Americans rapidly growing obese? Are fast foods the reason behind this or our choices in food consumption our very reason for the fast climb in obesity? Why is that people tending to blame all these fast food chains for our obesity? Obesity is not a result of fast food corporations, but it is the fault of the individual who chose to consume such foods. Rising in obesity is excessive.