Persuasive Essay On Obesity In Schools

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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. In today’s world, convenience is a necessity and as a result fast food joints are around every corner. In addition to fast food being easily available, it is promoted everywhere on media which is only encouraging our youth to eat more fast food, when they should be eating healthier. Instead of promoting fast food, a much more convenient option, the government and schools should be promoting healthier foods and healthier eating habits, which can be achieved through making fast food less accessible. In her article, “Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause,” Jane E. Brody talks about how in the past, junk food was less accessible compared to the present day, “When I was growing up in the 1940s and ‘50s, I had to walk or bike many blocks to buy an ice cream
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