Obesity Dbq Essay

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“New York City’s Board of Health today passed a rule banning super-sized drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.” (Doc A). Individuals in the United States are overweight because they do not know how to limit themselves. If the government were to control one of the main reasons people are obese, then several people would not be overweight because the government would take care of the problem. Banning sugary drinks over 16-ounces would help people lower their sugar intake, which would help people stay in excellent health. Although numerous amounts of people believe they should be able to make their own decisions, the government should be able to control what Americans are consuming because of children, health, and the future. …show more content…

Studies from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more than half of adults are overweight or obese and nearly one in five kindergarten students are obese (Doc A). Most overweight children usually have parents that are obese. The problem is that when parents do not eat right, neither do their children. Because, children eat what their parents cook. It is very important for the government to control what is consumed by kids. Children are the future and children with obesity can end up with serious health problems in the …show more content…

Poor health is much more than an individual, personal problem (Doc B). If people keep their eating the way they eat sooner or later more than half of the people in the United States will have obesity problems. With more than half of the country 's population obese in the future, many people will die at a young age, not leaving any older leaders to lead the country with wisdom. Most of those who lead the country, like President Obama and those in Congress, are elder people. If people were to die at a young age from a clogged artery, those who will remain in the future will not be nearly as educated as the wise people of

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