Fast Food And Obesity : Obesity

2432 Words Jul 31st, 2014 10 Pages
Kimberly Vang
English 1A
Andrew Bligh
30 July 2014
Fast Food and Obesity In the Fresno County, a lot of children are becoming overweight and obese. Parents are not doing their proper jobs by looking after or taking care of their children. They are over feeding them; stuffing them with sweets and sodas, and junk foods. Parents aren’t really paying attention until their child is overweight and obese. For example, in Bridget Kelly’s article she showed that 10% of children and over 22 million kids younger than five is overweight and obese. (Kelly, 1730). Commercials advertise unhealthy food, especially to the kids since they are still young. For example, McDonalds happy meals, they have a lot of calories and a lot of grease such as the fries (along with the soda). Kids are too young to be even having all those unhealthy and junk food in their systems.
“Food advertisements composed 11% to 29% of advertisements. The most frequently advertised food groups were fast-food restaurant meals (12% of food advertisements), chocolate and confectionery (12%), low-fat dairy products (9%), high-fat, high-sugar, or high-salt spreads and sauces (8%), and full-fat dairy products (8%; Table 1). Television audience data indicate that children also watch programs that are not created primarily for them. Limiting food marketing is an important preventive strategy against childhood obesity, and the development or extension of statutory regulations to prohibit unhealthy food advertising…

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