The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

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One of the biggest medical issues in America today is childhood obesity. A child is considered obese if that child is above the normal weight for their age and height. Childhood obesity is a “national epidemic” problem in America that needs major attention. In the article,”The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” by Michael Moss he acknowledges that “Among children, the rates had more than doubled since 1980, and the number of kids considered obese had shot past 12 million”(473). Moss’s point is that the rates of childhood obesity has increased tremendously over the past years. And the number of children that are overweight are at risk of becoming obese keeps growing. In addition, they are at greater risk for serious medical…show more content…
Children are targeted in these ads they try to draw their attention by making the ads fun, and by using cool phrases. Moss proposes and “He explained how he would deploy strategic storytelling in the ad campaign for his snack, using a key phrase that had been developed with much calculations:” Eat’ Em Like Junk Food’ (494).This proves that ads plays a role in promoting food that are unhealthy and is putting children 's health at risk for obesity. To sum it up, children are exposed to high amount of unhealthy food advertisements which affects young children health and food choices. Therefore, the government needs to intervene and stopping the advertisement of unhealthy eating and start advertising healthier foods. Secondly, equally important is the schools, schools also plays a big role in childhood obesity. The government should banned snacks and drinks with high calories and mandate that school only provide healthier meals. Poor eating habits developed at an early age lead to a lifetime of real health consequences. School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where they develop most of their healthy habits. There are severals options that schools can promote positive steps towards improving childhood obesity. First, schools should provide healthier snacks that provides nutrition.The majority of snacks should be fruits and vegetables, beverages should be low-fat milk, water and 100% fruit juices. Second, limit size portion,children shouldn’t eat more
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