As years go by American weight struggle has been getting worse. People with diabetes today has more than double since 1994. While there are ways to help bring down obesity, most companies have not taken action. There are many factors to why obesity has only been increasing all these years.
The question that has been debated for years is who is responsible for the children’s weight. In the articles that where researched during this paper the parents were responsible. The reason that they were responsible was because the decisions that parent make about their family and the lifestyle that they live affects their child’s health and it can also affect their health in the future. When you move out of your parent’s house you tend to mimic things that they did such as if they always bought Tide as their laundry soap when you got out on your own you probably bought Tide. Now when you were in a pinch one time you may have tried another brand because it was cheaper but for the most part you revert back to what you know. As a parent you should want your children to be as healthy as they can be a lot of parents that where talked to while researching the subject of childhood obesity seemed to just not have the knowledge about obesity.
I agree with Daniel Weintraub, that parents are responsible for having overweight children. Parents have all the responsibility over what their children eat and do. In paragraph 5, Weintraub states,” It’s the fault of parents who let their kids eat unhealthy foods and sit in front of the television or computer for hours at a time.” The adults are the ones who are responsible of the children. They are they ones who pay for the fast food. They can easily say no for their child’s own
My main reason why I truly believe that the parents are the ones to blame for children being obese, is because in the end they are the ones in charge of seeing what their children will eat at home. The parents are the ones that go grocery shopping. They decide what they will buy, not the children. It could be nutritional food, full of vitamins and proteins. If not then, it’s the easy way out. Meaning they buy chips, candy, and sugary drinks. in paragraph five of Weintraub’s article it included that, “It’s the fault of parents who let their kids eat unhealthy foods and sit in front of the television or computer for hours at a time.” If only the parents would teach their children to care about what they eat or that exercising is important, we wouldn’t have this problem.
The first reason I think it is the parents fault is because our parents have the responsibility of taking care of us. They are the ones who feed us what we eat and they also have the power to make us go outside and exercise. If they feed us healthier food it would be better than junk food everyday, instead parents are feeding their children something that they know if affordable but they do not know that it is
Childhood obesity is a global health crisis and an epidemic that has drastically increased over the years. A comprehensive report from 2010, revealed forty-two million children below the age of five suffer from obesity worldwide, which is a 50% increase since 1980 (Garel, 2014; Moore, Wilkie, & Desrochers, 2017). Not only is the issue of childhood obesity a public health threat, but it is also a form of child abuse with potentially fatal consequences. However, many people do not consider childhood obesity to be a child abuse issue. As a result, this topic is hugely controversial and has attracted some heated public debate. Even more controversial is the argument that the state should intervene on behalf of morbidly obese children. People opposed to the idea that the state should interfere in such matters often argue that blame cannot be placed solely on parents when there could be other factors involved, such as an underlying medical condition or a genetic predisposition to obesity. Moreover, some argue that the 14th amendment gives parents the right to raise their children how they choose and state intervention in such cases is an overreach of government power, and there are better ways to address the problem without removing children from homes (Garel, 2014). Although there are undoubtedly other factors that contribute to the widespread prevalence of childhood obesity, studies have shown that parents are primarily to blame for the growing problem (Wolfson, Gollust, Niederdeppe, & Barry, 2015). Parents indeed have the right to raise their children how they wish, as long as their children are healthy and thriving. If a child is in harm's way or is not adequately taken care of, then by law, the state must intercede on behalf of the child. Nevertheless, parents are responsible for the health and well-being of their children. Therefore, this paper is intended to show that morbid childhood obesity is a severe and life-threatening form of child abuse worthy of state intervention when parents fail to comply with lifestyle changes and recommended medical treatments.
Childhood Obesity is a growing epidemic within Australia. Studies have shown that children who are obese during their childhood are more likely to stay obese and are at an increased risk of developing both short and long-term health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes as they transition into adult hood, (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009). Important key concepts can reduce the risk of childhood obesity such as educating individuals of the risks and the detrimental factors that childhood obesity can cause if left untreated. Health care professionals such as nurses, doctors and health practitioners all play an important role
Parents should be aware that if they let their kids eat fast fastfood or any unhealthy food, the kid would end up being overweight. Parents should teach kids the importance of eating right in order to prevent obesity later in life. Kids usually pay attention on what they eat. They only get distracted by the media and what the media advertise, and all they advertise are usually unhealthy food. The kids often let their parents buy them what they see in the media. Instead the parents should buy snacks which are healthier version. Brody also tates in her article that “for those who become obese by age 10 or 11, he or his co-authors said, family based programs are needed to keep overweight from carrying over into adult hands” (20”. This shows that not only adults are eating unhealthy but even the kids are eating junk food that causes them to be overweight. The parents aren't really doing anything to stop the kids from eating unhealthy food. Parents should start to raise their kids in a proper way and feed them healthy food and encourage the kids to go
Obesity is a very serious subject that a lot of people take lightly, especially us as Americans. America is the most obese country in the world. Statistics show that 300,000 people die a day in the United States of America due to obesity. This clearly shows that we have a serious problem that is massively underestimated. Obesity is also something that countries all across the world suffer from. For example, Australia is also one of the most obese countries in the world, and 50,000 people die a year from obesity in Australia. That’s 140 people who die per day in Australia. To solve the problem of obesity the prices of junk food should be raised and the prices of healthy food should be lowered and more convenient.
Child obesity is child abuse. Child obesity is directly linked with medical issues that harm the child. Medical issues involving the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones should not be brought upon anyone, let alone a child that had no power over the situation. A parent that brought so many medical issues upon a child though any other manner would be considered to be abusing the child, so overfeeding should be considering abusing as well. Also, a child is not responsible for its diet- the parent is. People cannot expect a child to know what is good for them- they will eat what they like, which will not always be healthy. A child does not know serving sizes or portion control. A child does not know how much protein to have in a day or that there
Obesity is defined as a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. Obesity is a nationwide epidemic, especially in today’s younger generation. This is caused by all the processed, fatty, fried junk food that is easily accessible everywhere. For instance, schools are promoting unhealthy eating habits by providing unhealthy lunches and allowing students to buy unhealthy junk food through vending machines and fundraising method. The government must begin financing for healthier food in schools to promote healthier eating habits as well as making unhealthy foods less accessible and healthy foods more accessible.
Justin Timberlake, one of the most popular recording artists today, filmed a commercial for McDonald's. A spokeswoman for McDonald's said "the campaign is getting "buzz on the street." The song he sings in the commercial was also to be released as a full length single (MacArthur, 2003, p. 2).
The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s (“Healthy Schools.”). Childhood obesity is a medical condition that affects children and teenagers who contain excess body fat. This condition is very common today, having about 3 million cases per year (“Healthy Schools.”). A sign that a child is suffering from obesity is when their weight is well above the average for a child’s height and age. Today about one in five school children, ages 6-19, are obese (“Healthy Schools.”). I will be addressing the causes, health complications, treatments, controversy, and supporting obese students.
I believe that it is the parents fault for their child being obese. As they do not choose healthy foods for their child and eventually many of these children are used to these unhealthy eating habits. And many of these unhealthy eating habits continue into adulthood and can lead to disease.
First, parents are not being honest with their children about this disease; therefore, they are to blame for childhood obesity. For example, they are not being honest about the effects children may face among their peers. Children will make fun of other children who are obese. This could lead to depression, isolation, and even lowered grades. Also, parents are not sharing the affects to their child’s health. Obesity can lead to may health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. All of these diseases can ultimately lead to death. The point is children trust their parents and need their parents to