Obesity A Social Problem Or A Epidemic

1671 WordsAug 2, 20157 Pages
I will be responding to Task 3: OBESITY A SOCIAL PROBLEM OR A EPIDEMIC. In the research that I performed on this topic, I learned many things, including that the problem of obesity is not one or the other it is both. Meaning that it is not just a social problem, or just an epidemic it is both of them depending on the environment or situation that the particular person or people are in at the time. It is also not just a problem in the United States, but it is a problem on a global scale. I plan to present what could solve the epidemic in the United States I believe that this epidemic can be solve by doing three simple things with our children or youth of our society . By teaching our children how to cook, promoting or introducing a fitness…show more content…
In addition, the children of higher income families where more of a risk of becoming obesity since they never learned to cook in the home. That dose make sense from our society today since a lot of people with higher income today would either go out to dinner or get take out all of the time instead of cooking a meal. The only problem with this is that you do not know what is in the food that you are receiving. We could also introduce a cooking course in the schools so that our children will learn how to cook and then take that knowledge home and teach their parents how to cook healthy meals. Therefore, you can see how the smallest things could make a difference and if not solve an epidemic it could help prevent it, or at least some aspects of it. By introducing fitness program in all of the schools in the United States can possibly could be another solution to this huge epidemic. Like anything else, exercise should be performed daily and it is recommended that for an ideal fitness routine to be at least 45 minutes a day for four to five days a week. (Fornicola, n,d) in this article it listed many different ways to prevent obesity including getting enough fitness activity. As adults, we all know how important it is to get plenty of physical exercise is so we should be teaching this to our youth either in the home or in the schools if not both. It has been stated many times in countless publications on the subject of obesity and childhood
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