Effects Of Obesity On The Healthcare System

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Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables has been shown to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. With a world filled with fast food and new foods being created, we begin to lose sight of what foods is important to us and will help sustain a healthy lifestyle. In this proposal, the focus point will be on how much of fruit and Vegetables College students consume on a daily.
As most college students arrive on campus, they are surrounded by all types of different foods and such as fast food, Chinese, soul food, etc.
For quite some time now, many researchers have been suggesting that the United States is facing a serious problem in regards to healthcare and the numbers of overweight and obese individuals. Our lifestyles affect our health in major ways, and with obesity becoming an epidemic, this could make a major impact on the healthcare system. In a report from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for Americas Future, its states that if obesity continues to grow, then more than half Americans will be obese by the year 2030. (journal of food distribution research vol 44 issue 1).
It’s fair to say that majority of college students do not consume the proper intake of fruits and vegetables, and that could very well lead to obesity. Getting the proper intake starts at home, so if most students who are not used to getting the nutrition value that’s taught by their parents, then most likely will carry over when their in college.

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