Each year we are swarmed with back to back advertisements about losing weight and “fitting into that bikini”. The older we get the harder it seems that it takes to shed that weight, especially around the thighs and mid-section. If we would've paid attention to what we were eating as children and knew the future affects that it would have on our body we might have changed our eating habits. Today obesity has wreaked havoc in the lives of not only adults but of children too. When I was young there weren't many children who would have been considered “overweight”, yet as adults we now are considered overweight and even in some cases obese. I cannot imagine that if we had been overweight children how our bodies would look now, it might even be worse. Childhood obesity is growing each year across the world, not just in America. In fact America doesn't even have the highest percentage of overweight children, Greece does. America is fifth in childhood obesity averaging at about eighteen percent of children are overweight or obese, and Greece is a staggering forty-four percent for boy and thirty-eight percent for girls. The top 4 countries with overweight or obese children are all located in Europe. Now in adults, America does lead the “overweight or obese race” by staggering numbers. Though we might be doing better with our children. Even poor countries have recently seen a rise in obesity among adults and children. “In the past 25 years, the number of overweight or obese children
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Childhood obesity has become one of the greatest health challenges in the world and will more than likely go on to be the country’s most important health problem in the future. It occurs when children have excess body fat due to their poor nutrition and unhealthy eating habits. Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States that is putting children at risk for poor health. Like many other serious health conditions, childhood obesity can have immediate and long-term effects on a child’s health.
Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in the past few years. It is a result of an imbalance between how much a child eats and how much a child keeps their body active to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Common factors that are influencing childhood obesity would be the lack of self-control, environmental, and genetics. In order to combat these rising numbers of childhood obesity, people as a collective force must target problem areas within homes, schools, and their surrounding community by educating each other.
As indicated by the graphic above (U.S Department of Agriculture, 2017), each child and adults plate need to have the proportional foods in order to consume a healthy diet. However, with the availability and pricing of healthy
if you want to stick to the obesity argument you might want to think of arguments such as 'should the government be doing more to tackle the problem or is it up to the individual?' or 'How is it people can allow themselves to get that far into bad health(obesity)?' (might be more of a Psychology question though..) A good one for looking at arguments relating to the fast food industry is 'Super-Size me' that documentary, that might give you some more ideas about arguments, to look into some of the issues that Morgan Spurlock touches on, (size of food portions, advertising, health related problems of obesity, etc..)
Childhood obesity has now reached an epidemic in several parts of the United States. As a result, children now have a higher risk to have numerous chronic and acute medical problems. Several of the long-lasting medical problems a child might face as a result of obesity could eventually result in death. In addition to chronic medical problems, childhood obesity has severe psychosocial effects on an individual such as low self-esteem and depression. Childhood obesity is a serious problem that is caused by a numerous amount of factors that can eventually lead to severe health complications.
The point of this article is to portray that childhood obesity is on the rise. This source explains various reasons as to why childhood obesity has increased drastically. This source is relevant to my paper because I will be able to use it for all three of my arguments, which include, physical activity, diet, and parental influence. I would say that one strength of this source, according to the number references used, is that it is pretty accurate. The source was established by The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; hence I am confident that I can trust the information that it holds. One weakness about the source is that in some tabs not enough information is provided on topics that I think should have more information about them.
Childhood obesity recently has become an outbreak of national importance. Several studies have shown us the significant amount of evidence about the health risks facing America’s children. Without substantial action, this problem will not be solved and left as growing problem year after year. In the year of 2010, President Barack Obama signed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Act in which directs to tackle the immense outbreak that is regarding all of America. Numerous conservatives disagree with this new act and want to revoke the legislation, stating that the act is not the right way to handle this growing outbreak of childhood obesity. In spite of that, in this essay I will argue that we should maintain The Healthy, Hunger- Free Act while
Obesity is an extensive problem in the United States. “25% of children in poorer areas are obese, compared to about 11% in more affluent areas”(Ellen). People believe that other causes of obesity are significant, but others believe it is from financial standing. These are controversial among researchers, health professionals, or nutritionists. SNAP helps impoverished people to eat healthier with the help of financial security. Obesity rates will decrease when encouraging SNAP users to eat healthier.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic across the United States of America as well as it is in California. Obesity can lead to multiple types of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many other factors that can affect the body and the mind. Our environment that we live in that provides technology, the cultural living styles have also changed from a couple decades ago, and the lifestyle that we have evolved over time. The quality of food continues to change and we have new technology like yelp to look at new kinds of restaurants with new dishes. New fast food chains and desserts are booming every day. A different type of dessert hype continues to develop in our society today because it’s the trend. Our children learn from our hype and from our technology. Childhood obesity continues to affect children in many different angles throughout society.
Childhood obesity is a hotly debated topic, with some parents’ rights have been called into question about child-rearing with 400-pound pre-teens. The situation is so serious that Michelle Obama has been the leader for many school lunch menus. Some parents have become so defensive and sensitive to the accusations they blame the fast-food restaurants for their child's obesity. Obesity is not the fault of fast food restaurants. Firstly restaurants or their employees don’t force you to eat their foods, secondly people can pick and choose if they want to eat healthy or unhealthy foods and whether or not to eat out or wait to get home and eat a home cooked meal, and lastly fast food employers and employees are just doing their jobs and it’s not their job to keep you healthy or skinny it's their job to feed you.
A lot of times, not everyone who wants to conceive a child gets the opportunity. It is very common to hear of pregnancies that are unplanned, or maybe unwanted, but that is still no excuse to not take care of yourself. Being obese doesn’t necessarily mean you choose not to take care of yourself, because there are many factors that can be put into play when you look specifically at ones weight, but purposely not getting all of the nutrients and trying to do everything to have a healthy child is. The diet of the mother during pregnancy could determine the life-long outcomes of both the mother and child. Meeting adequate diet requirements during pregnancy can have major impacts on how healthy or unhealthy the pregnancy is. I have cared about the
The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s (“Healthy Schools.”). Childhood obesity is a medical condition that affects children and teenagers who contain excess body fat. This condition is very common today, having about 3 million cases per year (“Healthy Schools.”). A sign that a child is suffering from obesity is when their weight is well above the average for a child’s height and age. Today about one in five school children, ages 6-19, are obese (“Healthy Schools.”). I will be addressing the causes, health complications, treatments, controversy, and supporting obese students.
There is no right side to this debate, in my honest opinion, there is only a solution that involves a partial ideal from both sides of the debate. Now, teens are facing a problem with high obesity, but were making sound like it’s their fault when in actuality it’s whomever takes care of them fault. I know that sounds cliché and an overused twist, but I’m not saying it’s all the guardian’s fault either, this generation is very irresponsible, especially when it comes to matters such as health. Schools have been picking up the slack that kids have been leaving behind by regulating what they eat in the cafeterias and it dramatically changes how the teen’s health is, but if they don’t use that energy to good use its not going to help at all. The
The issue that I chose to research about was obesity in children and why it is becoming more relevant and time continues. I chose a recent article from San Francisco Chronicle that explains a recent survey that was conducted and what their plan is to try to fix it. In this article, a national report was done comparing children and adult body mass indexes. “The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health found that 30 percent of Wisconsin children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, while the state's adult rate of obesity is 31 percent” (2017). Because of these results, health officials are very concerned and are trying to fix the problem. Because of this concern, health prfessionals are trying to teach parents to start to fix the problem from home.by having parents provide a better diet and exercise routine for their children.
Two thirds of American adults are obese or overweight. Obesity is a silent killer that is taking over the United States slowly but surely. People do not typically realize how serious obesity is and it gets joked about, humiliating those who are affected. Obesity is not a joke, it is a disease that is killing everyone’s family, friends and neighbors. Obesity alone is detrimental to the health of an individual, it causes many adverse effects to the body that are often difficult to repair or cure.