The government needs to have control in parts of our diets. Many people ask if our population is slowly ruining themselves by not watching their weight. The answer is yes, our population is slowly growing partly obese and overweight The USA overweight or obese rate in both males and females is 69%, which is fairly high. And out of that, T the average for obesity rate is only 35%, meaning that only 31% of our country can manage their weight and stay healthy by themselves, without the government’s help and unnecessary restrictions (niddk.nih.gov). This shows that the necessity for government intervention in our diets is highly needed.
Renner incorporates suspenseful and depressing music to bring attention to the fact that obesity can have a negative impact on a child’s life. For example, the US government spends 51 million marketing healthy eating to kids while the food industry spends 1.6 billion on ads promoting foods high in calories and low in nutrition to kids. When this fact was presented, the drums made the audience’s heart race as it shows how many high calorie foods restaurants hold. This is done to reveal how fast food places are fooling customers into buying their foods. Second, Renner includes calming music when showing children that are engaging in physical activity.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette mentioned “Mom liked to encourage self-sufficiency in all living creatures.” So that way children will be able to get by on their own. That is something that overprotective parents do not approve of. After Jeannette’s dad made her learn how to swim he said, “If you don’t want to sink, you better learn how to swim.” The quote means that you
After watching the documentary "A Place at the Table" I have a lot of new views about the food insecurity and how kids are struggling with the hunger.Food insecurity plays a huge role in the development and treatment of pediatric overweight.Children who are at lower socioeconomic status, their parent(s) receives food stamps or have financial issues will choose processed and fast food to feed their family because they are cheaper than buying healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Another factor that contributes to obesity in children is that parents may lack the education on how to provide a healthy diet on low income and nutritional education and needed to feed their children a healthy diet. A family that lives in food deserts might
Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky tries to demonstrate the negative effect of organized sports on the physical and psychological health of growing child. She claims that the games are not festive but they end up in the wrong development of a child’s brain. The coaches and parents have high hopes for their children that result in the pressure building. This changes the purpose of sports from teaching tolerance, teamwork and sportsmanship to merely winning by all means. The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime.
“Between 300 and 500 students are eligible for off- campus lunch at one school “(Good Grades 13). Most students drive with friends or drive to go get food, which puts them at risk for danger. Even though off-campus lunch offers more nutritional options, schools should not offer this because leaving campus can lead to danger, and students gain the opportunity to ditch class and make bad decisions. Students should not be able to leave school for lunch for their own safety. According to Linda Saslow, “Concerns of pedestrian and vehicular safety and the misuse of free time, including drug and alcohol use, have prompted a campaign by parents in the district to close the campus” (3).
Unfortunately, the problem of obesity is dramatically increasing among children, and being overweight is a condition alarming the U.S people, due to the moderate consumption of unhealthily food, leading to record levels of diet related illnesses and also raising the health risk of becoming obese. Although, processed foods, such as junk food, fast food, sugary drinks, and candy are inevitable to not consume for the majority of kids. Guardians must have ways to control the unhealthy food consumption in their household and by reading the nutritional fact label that are in most packages food, which provide all the nutritional information. Parents must feed their children with healthy food options such items as, spinach, vegetables, nuts, tomatoes, and more to prevent them from further diseases, such as diabetes and heart
Right now there is a lot of buzz going around about whether fast food should be sold in schools. There are reasons for both sides of the argument, but the strongest and best side is that fast food should not be sold in schools. The three main reasons why fast food should not be allowed in school is fast food is one of the main reasons for obesity, fast food is not sanitary and safe, and kids need to make healthy choices young. Fast food is one of the biggest reasons for obesity. Obesity can lead to death, and fast food leads to obesity.
Also, there is a possibility where the kids could reach a high level of obesity and they are in the risk of dying without the parents doing anything to solve this problem. Some parents also stated that they do not know enough about obesity.“13% of parents reported they had received too little and 17% rated the advice given as poor or fair”(Turner). This makes a conclusion that a lot parents do not know a lot about obesity, but it’s not their fault. However, in our modern world there is a lot of places with free education for everyone. According to the BBC “75% of parents underestimated the size of an overweight child, while 50% underestimated the size of an obese child.”(Winterman) This is really scary because 1 in 2 parents don’t know when their kids are obese because of that the kids are one foot in the grave without the parents doing anything to stop it.