Consumption Of Processed And Convenience Foods And Our Dependence On Technology

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Consumption of processed and convenience foods and our dependence on technology has led to an increase in obesity and reduction in the fitness level for children. This is concerning since obesity can cause a decrease toward life expectancy and result in other health conditions to occur. With the one million dollar grant I plan to use the money to donate to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, (also known as MSDF). Their main goal focuses to improve children’s health along with access to healthy opportunities and options. Children that are overweight are more likely to have serious illnesses such as, diabetes and heart disease. In recent years, the rate of children developing Type 1 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reported that 208,000 adolescents were diagnosed with diabetes. With the increase of childhood obesity, the risk of health problems will increase. (Revelant). Asthma is a common risk that children suffer as a result of obesity. Once the child develops asthma, physical activity must be closely monitored for the safety of the child. Knowing that this ongoing problem will result in serious health risks, which is why action needs to occur now. It is well known that regular exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke during your lifetime, which means that those with poor fitness levels are at an increased risk of suffering from those problems. Doctors have stated that children should have at least one hour of exercise a day. The Michael and

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