In the past 30 years, children obesity has more than doubled (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). It increased from a 7% in 1980 to a 18% in 2012. For instance, Kansas schools’ obese students increased from a 10% in 2011 to a 13% in 2013. C. Since 1982 the American Obesity Society is committed to the study of the causes of child obesity and the findings include the lack of exercise and poor eating habits as two of the main causes. 1.
1 in 3 kids is obese, which is 3 times bigger than in 1963. Recess gives kids time to get out of their seats and get active. (Drinkworth) Recess is one of the only times kids get to run around and stay active. Having recess for just a little bit can make a big difference in a kids health. The last piece of evidence is in addition to the mental pause, recess shows to be the most effective way to get kids active.
Over the past few decades a new epidemic has crossed the nation. This new epidemic is childhood obesity. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, often referred to as the CDC, states that, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years” (Shields, 2015). The documentary entitled Fed Up by Stephanie Soechtig addresses this new epidemic. This life changing film examines factors that contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic and also how to prevent its spread.
Child obesity is rapidly growing. Obesity is not only a problem in itself, but it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Children as young as 5 years of age can have diabetes, or a deadly disease. The risk of having an obese child, is at all time high; J Nat, the lead researcher at Science, Biology Medical school says” 22 million children under the age of 5 are obese, and one in ten children is overweight.” (1).
The author gives several “short-term and long-term consequences” that can happen from eating a lot of fast food which are gaining more weight than those who don’t eat out as often, not meeting nutrient needs, and consuming more calories than
Biology also plays a major role in obesity. 10% of children without obese parents become obese throughout their lifetime, compared to the 40% of children who have one obese parent that become obese and the 70% of children with two obese parents that become obese. Fat is stored as adipose cells, when these cells get filled you do not get hungry. When people gain weight, because of their genetic predisposition, childhood eating patterns, or overeating, their adipose cells increase and it is hard to get rid of them, so they need to eat more in order to feel
Obesity is a disease that many Americans develop over the course of their lives. What makes obesity, such a serious matter is that it is the leading cause of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart failure, diabetes, and even depression. To make matters worse the United States had the highest rate of obesity and are estimated that about ¾ of the American population will likely be overweight or obese by 2020, according to Wikipedia. This is just not for adults, it is also for children who reportedly make up about 17 percent of the population are overweight and 63 percent of teenage girls are predicted to become overweight by age 11 (Wikipedia). The most practical solution to ending obesity would be developing good eating habits, encourage more exercising, staying away from what is called ‘Junk Food Marketing’, and a decrease in soda intake.
Obesity is one of the things that america needs to work in there are 1 in 3 american kids that are obese i would like to stop that. By having healthier school lunches we can stop kids from being obese. If the kids don’t want to eat the healthy food they can either get it together or they can suffer from diabetes i am sure that kids do not want to suffer from
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.
This is a reason fast food companies often use subliminal advertising targeted at children. It is well known that poor eating habits in children transfer into later life; childhood obesity is one of the number one health challenges facing our young population. Consequently, a common issue that arises is often emotional and psychological, these children are often bullied by their peers and even their family. Furthermore, childhood obesity can also lead to life-threatening health conditions including diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even cancer. Today’s society provides easy access to calorie dense, fattening, foods and snacks.
Obesity is been one of the world alarming health concern in public health area (Mia Pradinuk et al, 2011). The incidence of obesity or overweight in Australia has been augmented and doubled from past 20 years (Monash obesity and diabetes institute, 2013). The causes of obesity in early childhood are due to unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity and family eating habits. It requires lot of determination and commitment in those children who are obese to get back their healthy weight (Better health, 2013).
Preventing obesity in older adults in America. Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is known to be a big problem not only in North Carolina, but in America, that continues to grow each and everyday. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), "A person is obese when their body mass is 30 percent of greater"(pp.2). When a person is overweight or obese, it means the person has taking in more calories than he/she needs. "
Obesity worldwide epidemic Today there is an epidemic that eventually has affected all humans thanks to this epidemic people tend to suffer health problems. This epidemic is call obesity and it is a worldwide disease, obesity a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. This disease affects all ages it can be female or male it doesn 't matter, but there are more than 3 million US cases per year.
Childhood obesity was defined as one of the epidemics of our modern society and it has changed to pandemic (WHO, 2000) due to increased number of cases around the world. The latest report from the World Health Organization confirmed 42 million infants and young children were overweight and obese (WHO, 2013). Australia experienced a high rate of obesity in the adult population and a fast growing increase in childhood obesity, counting 1 in 4 children becoming obese. This situation makes a big burden to the Public health system due to the expenditure of health promotions and interventions to increase healthy eating and physical activity in order to decrease levels of obesity (Australia Government, 2009). Development countries have been experiencing
Americans must put an end to this epidemic before it takes any more lives. Between the increasing rate of obese Americans, the risk it is putting our country at, and the additional health problems that can come with obesity, it is important for people to take care of themselves before it is too late. Obesity in the United States has been growing at such an alarming rate in the past few decades. This is alarming because of the severity of obesity and