Obesity Among Children Are Lack Of Exercise And Bad Eating Habits

1521 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity among children has tripled in the past twenty years. Other causes for obesity in children are lack of exercise and bad eating habits. Americans need to stop blaming fast food companies and take their own responsibility for providing a healthy nutrition diet for children. Obesity is a very common disease in America that can one day lead to death. Parents need to help their children choose what is healthy for their body to consume. To help them realize that it is not okay to always eat junk food and fattening foods that can harm their body. As a family they must work together to create a better and healthier lifestyle for them to live through so that no one in the family becomes obese. In 2012 Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity stated $4.6 billion was spent on advertising to young children and adolescents (Krisberg, 2014). Children are watching too much television and the commercials they are seeing is tempting them to eat what they see, this is where a responsible parent should take the remote control away and have their children exercising, playing basketball, and running, anything but sitting behind a television or a computer. As stated by the daily press, advertising of candy, cereal linked to childhood obesity study (2004) “Television advertisements have double from 20,000 to 40,000 since 1970” (p.1). Children this young are vulnerable to advertising directed at them. McDonalds has…
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