In 2012, New York became the first state in the history of the United States of America to ban drinks size larger than 17 oz., claiming it was ‘life threatening’ by consuming too much of it (nytimes.com). As a country, people have to realize what harm foods such as these do to the human population. Foods are ruining people’s lives and their health every single day. The government should have a say in our diets to ensure a happy and healthy life for all people. The government needs to have control in parts of our diets.
For example, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, “obesity in children and adolescents have tripled in the past 30 years. In 2007–2008 almost 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years were obese.’’ Our school menu should also have healthier food options. I think that kids are getting bored of the meals at our school. This is why we should have better and healthier school menus. Our English
Obesity has become a huge problem in America. It is not only a problem because of how unhealthy it makes our society look, but also because of how fast it is increasing. Obesity begins around the ages of 5 and 6 and can last a lifetime. Almost all studies show that if a child is obese between the ages of 10-13 then that child is most likely never going to stop being obese. The title obese is not there to offend people or suggest a person 's daily habits are bad, but just to classify a body type.
Random quotes: “The sooner you believe it, the sooner we can end it” “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” “In 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” “Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to t feed your kids is at the top of the list” “A food bank in in Connecticut gave away four thousand more turkeys than the year before- and still ran out of birds.” The Analization of “School’s Out for Summer” Anna quindlen’s essay “School’s out for summer” talks greatly about how when kids aren’t supplied free school lunch over the summer can actually go starving. She uses many forms of evidence
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. Other disorders would include liver disease, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, skin infections, and asthma and other respiratory problems.
Although ideally the children could be provided healthy food, it is a priority that they do not go hungry. In the United States, 17% of children ages 6 -12 are obese, and among low-income families the obesity rates are even higher (Mozaffarian, Wiecha, Roth, Nelson, Lee, & Gortmaker, 2010). Lower-income children are at even more risk because a high fat and sugar diet during developing years can shape negatively impact their growth and development, potentially setting them up for poor health for the rest of their lives (Mednik-Vaksman, Lund, & Johnson, 2016). Alternatively, lunch programs could be used to establish healthy dietary and physical habits in children to help them maintain a balanced diet through the rest of their lives. In an after school program at the YMCA, switching to healthier snacks while providing education about healthy dietary habits was found to be very effective in switching the children to healthier snacks.
I do believe that if you are an unhealthy individual then something needs to change. More than one-third of American adults are obese today. Obesity is the second leading cause of death in America that can be prevented and should be. People are showing that they are caring less about the media-driven characteristics now more than ever, hence the way obesity is the second leading death in America. Media contradicts itself a little, due to the fact that they want you to look a certain way but the advertisements on unhealthy food choices are so big.
Nearly 70% of American Adults are either overweight or obese. Obesity is a very serious problem and in some cases can lead to death. There are many reasons that people become Obese and there are also many ways to fix being obese. So how has obesity increased and how do I make sure I do not stay or become obese. I’m glad you asked.
Food waste is a significant food-related issue in my community as well as many other communities and cities. Around the world, about one-third of the food that we produce is wasted and the food wasted can feed more than 1.6 billion people (Royte, 2016). Food waste is an economic issue. In developed countries, consumers make a great contribution to food waste. In the United States, about 40% of the food is wasted and a four-person family loses $4 per day on waste food and the amount is about $1500 per year (Save the Food).
In 2013, approximately 2.3m or just over 10% of all English households were in this category. (Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2014). Food poverty, as defined as “the inability to afford, or to have access to, food to make up a healthy diet” is another useful concept (Department of Health, 2005). Although the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, some people here struggle to pay for food. One in 6 parents have gone without food themselves in order to be able to feed their families.