Childhood Obesity Epidemic

1421 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 6 Pages
Not only is food being chemically engineered but also the wrong foods are opted for because of their convenience, their marked down prices and their addictive nature. For that matter, the commencement of the 21st century brought our attention to the childhood obesity epidemic. Although a widespread issue, it is also a discriminative one in the sense that specific groups--African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians -- are disproportionately affected.

The commencement of the 21st century brought our attention to the childhood obesity epidemic. Although a widespread issue, it is also a discriminative one in the sense that specific groups-- African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians-- are disproportionately affected. This is the case in Fairville where the demographics reflect a large minority population. In this diverse setting where 85% of the population is employed we see that 70% of the population is either at or below the poverty line thus making the purchase of quality food difficult. With the health of children being an indicator of a society’s health it is clear that measures need to be taken in order to combat the current state of Fairville’s youth. For that matter the Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Healthy Kids, the Food and Nutrition Services…
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