Synthesis Essay On Childhood Obesity

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Cara Smith
AP Language and Composition
Mrs. Li

Synthesis Essay

Throughout the world people’s diets and exercising are vastly different, and what school you go to can also into what you get fed. Although schools are providing healthy food options and schools are setting up exercising programs for the kids benefits, children make their own choice whether or not to eat the healthy options and exercise. Whether it is the influence of unhealthy foods being advertised, how much time kids are spending on physical activity or if they are even getting any physical activity outside of school, or the personal everyday choice of children and teens to either use the resources they have to eat healthy and not throw their healthy food options away while at school. There is a certain hold that junk food and getting into a comfortable lifestyle that Americans have and these three things prove that point.
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For children, these rates have doubled, with more than 12 million children being obese. Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, which is often caused by poor diet. Another 79 million people have pre-diabetes. Processed food industry has become prominent in the lives of children with how they advertise their junk food everywhere, whether it is on billboards, ads on children’s tablets, or a short clip over the TV. People tend to buy what they like and what tastes good. Over the years the crazy numbers have still been spiraling out of control. It is not just the consumer not having enough willpower but it is also the give the people what they want and they will succeed in their industry. This shows the bad habits in Americans and the hold that certain advertisements for junk food has over

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