America is growing as a nation, and its citizens are growing in pant size. Obesity is a growing problem in America for children and adults; therefore, steps need to be taken to promote healthy foods to stop future health problems. In hopes of decreasing obesity rates, some political leaders like New York Governor David Paterson, have proposed a tax on caloric sweetened beverages (soda tax). This will reduce the consumption of sweetened beverages, thereby reducing the weight of the individual. The money collected from this tax could be returned to communities to support programs promoting wellness. It could be used to help support the cost of the country’s health care relating to obesity and be used to subsidize staple foods. Ultimately, the
Obesity has been a huge problem for most children in America. Every generation, it becomes more of a problem than what it was the generation prior to it. Many children suffer with this problem today because of the lifestyles that they live. Children tend to lack adequate amounts of exercise that they need because of the many distractions that they face every day. Most of the day, kids are sitting around the house watching television, playing video games or on some type of a new device that has just been released. Another reason why kids are overweight is because of the types of food they choose to eat. Many families choose to go to fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Burger King because the food is cheaper and quicker than most
Obesity has been a huge problem for most children in America. Every generation it becomes more of problem than what it was the generation before. Many children suffer with this problem today because of the life styles that they live. Children tend to lack as much exercise as they need because of the many distractions that they face every day. Most of the day kids are sitting around the house watching television, playing video games or on some type of new device that came out. Another reason why kids are overweight is because of the choices of food they choose to eat. Many families choose to go to fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Burger King because the food is cheaper and quick then most healthy places. Also, parents tend to
In the intriguing article, “The ‘Childhood Obesity Epidemic’”, Tina Moffat presented the health issue of childhood obesity. In recent years, obesity has become an important issue on the public agenda. Ever since I was young, the word obesity began to pervade and increased its popularity throughout high school and college, as people become more self-conscious about their body sizes and more influenced by the mainstream view on overweight or obese people.
Obesity: Swallowing America Whole The American taste buds are hooked to sweet, spicy, and salty flavors. The mouth controls the diet and emotions of every American. This food obsession, however, has transformed from an excitement to an addiction. Food controls physical and mental health; one eats when sad, happy, or bored.
Throughout the years many people have come to the conclusion that bigger is better. Bigger houses, bigger cars, more lavish vacations, but what about us? Food has become something that is fast, easy, and a crutch to many people. However, everything has its limits, and while other countries are becoming more health conscious, Americans seem to become more set on fast food joints. Therefore, skyrocketing our obesity epidemic to damaging levels.
With the marketing rate for good tasting foods, theirs no way that schools can’t make more money. child obesity is talked about all the time, but has anyone stopped to think that maybe obese students are happy like that with good tasting junk food? people probably haven 't, so before the people start making remarks and bad comments on these situations like that they need to stop and think, are obese students happy? If students are happy the way they are why try changing that? That is not what is going to hurt
a massive financial burden to fulfill. While much of the expenses are covered by government policy, this still leaves many Hispanics in low income more dangerous neighborhoods. Unsafe neighborhoods and parks result in a lack of safe places for children to get the necessary physical activity they need. An insufficient amount of physical activity is one of the leading causes of obesity in children. As mentioned earlier, schools are majorly affected by the obesity rates in children. Due to the large obesity rates in Hispanic American children, primarily Hispanic schools are especially susceptible to this problem. The schools are beginning to implement programs and educational classes to help end this epidemic at the community level. Hospitals
The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and
Is Child Obesity Hereditary or Parental Negligence? Introduction Child obesity is not merely an issue in the world but it has been seen as an epidemic. The number of overweight and obese children has increased at an alarming rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowly down without action being taken. Children suffering from obesity face an increased risk of compromised physical and mental well-being.
I think this because eating junk food and drinking soda is bad for you. Not only will it make you fat, but after consuming large amounts of sugar you’ll go on a sugar high, then you’ll go on a major sugar crash afterwards. 1 The rate of obesity has doubled for kids and 2 and tripled for adolescents. I, personally, would prefer apple slices and peanut butter for snack. Building a McDonald’s between the middle and high school would cost money not save it, even though 10% of proceeds will go to both schools.
Fortunately, taxpayer actually want their money to go towards improving the federal school lunch program. The $11 Trillion Reward was about how much America’s economy would save in healthcare and other externality cost to diet related health issues if Americans ate healthier. Three key points were that even small dietary adjustments could save America money, almost 100,000 cardiovascular-related mortalities could have been prevented and that eating more fruits and veggies could save Americans approximately $17 billion dollars in medical bills. (O’Hara
Today life is on the fast track. People are always on the go and don’t have time to properly take care of themselves or their families. For most Americans, fast food and junk food are ready to grab for a snack or a quick dinner. They don’t slow down to think about how the foods they are eating effect their long term health. Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children.
In the conclusion, blaming others has been always the easier and the best solution to get out of the problem. The lack of physical activities played a big role in children’s obesity, moreover the unhealthy food choices by the parents may led to increase the chances to get over-obese. Limitation is the key of success in fast food case, it is very important for parents to limit the fast food consumption and to control and monitor what their children eat daily. To avoid the lack of physical activity, parents must manage to take their children at least once a week to a park or a swimming pool without rewarding them with sweets or fast food meal. Furthermore, parents must limit their children access to televisions and social media, so they cannot be fooled by the