As these children grow older, they are actually, in many cases, at high risk of being seriously injured or even killed by this harmful thing, obesity. Only six years ago a survey was taken up that led to knowledge of estimated deaths caused by obesity-related illness. The astounding statistic shows that 112,000 to 325,000 American adults die from it every year. This means that people with the highest BMI’s are twice more likely to die prematurely than the average American. Here are a few examples of the illnesses caused by obesity: type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and asthma.
Who Is To Blame? Daniel Weintraub’s article, “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” argues “26 percent of school children (in California) are overweight.” (42) So who’s to blame for this epidemic? According to Weintraub, “It’s the fault of parents who let their kids eat unhealthy food and sit in front of the television or computer for hours at a time,” (42) Many of our country’s people blame the fast food industry for over-advertising, selling unhealthy food, and selling oversized portions. However, others such as Weintraub argue that obesity is a matter of parent responsibility. I do agree with him at a certain degree that parents are the ones to blame instead of fast food companies.
David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around. He made a point to show health concerns with being obese and eating fast food regularly, such as type two diabetes which has risen about twenty-five percent since 1994. This raise in diabetes also requires much funding for the United States to spend to try to find a cure. David explains how there is very few alternatives for the youth of America because those health alternatives are more expensive and harder to find. False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers.
Ryan Witt Doug Peterson ENC1101 December 5, 2014 The Soda Ban Act With portion sizes at chain-restaurants skyrocketing 457 percent over the last 20 years, it’s not hard to believe that in 2030 an estimated 42 percent of Americans will be obese. Statistics like this are what began the Soda Ban’s evolution. In the efforts to “help people help themselves by simply saying ‘No.’” as Nadia Arumugam would say, the soda ban restricts or puts a limit on the size drink Americans can purchase at most food franchises. However, will restricting the public of what they desire ultimately control the consumption of sugary beverages? The world can only advance through education, thus the Soda Ban’s restriction on sugary drinks contributed towards a
Childhood Obesity Epidemic Everybody is always talking about childhood obesity in the Houston. They say we feed our children junk food, and that they get very little playing time outside, but do you know that childhood obesity happens not only in the Houston but all over the United States? Even in some other countries. The childhood obesity rate has climbed in other cities such as St. Louis, Great Britain, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia. But the main question this paper will answer is, “What causes the childhood obesity rate to rise in these different cities and how can we prevent them?” As we know the main causes to obesity is lack of exercise or poor eating habits, but in these different cities those aren’t the only reasons that childhood
What do most people imagine when they hear the word “obese”? Some may simply picture it as being chubby or fat. However, being obese actually means being so overweight that it can endanger one’s health. In fact, obesity was declared an epidemic for the past decade. While some argued that it is the fault of food industries, and for some, fault of consumers, it can easily be resolved with two words: self-responsibility.
Almost one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight. Obesity rates have increased by 214 percent between 1950 and 2000(Livestrong.com). Also According to livestrong.com, the main cause for the increase it weight among American’s is lack of exercise, as well as the convenience of fast food, and caloric increase. This rise in obesity has increased diseases such as heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories.
II. Clincher A) Childhood obesity is on the risk and clearly, everyone is a risks from the effects. B) In America this is a unknown problem that needs our attention. Bibliography Tanner, Lindsey (April 6, 2009) Obesity: 4 year old in Ohio State – Temple University Study are Wildly overweight. Http://www.huffingtonpost.com Revised September 15, 2012 Katz, David L.(August 2012) Childhood Obesity.
Childhood Obesity Policy Obesity is one of the leading health problems of the 21st century. According to Ferry, 31.7% of children between the ages of 2-19 and 34.2% of adolescents are obese (Ferry1406). About 1/3 of all children in America are obese, that is an alarming number and it must be lowered. Childhood obesity that develops into adulthood is only second, in deaths that could have been prevented, to tobacco (Ferry 1406). We can now see obesity is the second killer behind tobacco that could have been prevented with the proper lifestyle changes.
Should Fast Foods Be Allowed in Schools? “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese – a number that has tripled since 1980” (What Are Children Munching On?). Though many reasons contribute to this overwhelming fact, one is the overeating of fast food. Because of its supposed “ease” and convenience, fast food has swept the world in a sort of epidemic. The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks.