Many countries are trying to do something to make their children’s life healthier by promoting healthy food and diets campaigns. Obesity is a worldwide disaster that ruins lives. Obesity is being fat or overweight and that affects their lives in negative ways. The primary reasons of obesity are actually parents; they’re the ones who decide what type of food their child eats and they specify the amount of food the child gets. However, the studies of the American academy of child and adolescent psychiatry showed that between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.
It has been said that obesity will even surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. Children are also at risk of becoming overweight or obese. The total amount of people that eat fast food on a daily basis is a frightening, one in four Americans. McDonalds alone represents a total of forty-three percent of the total United States fast food market. Spurlock’s health prior to eating an all McDonalds’ meal for thirty days was above average.
My focus is on third grade students because at this age they are coming into technology mastery and playtime decreases. Excess weight and obesity in childhood and adolescence has become a serious public health concern in the United States. The “obesity epidemic” has particularly exploded in the last 25 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled among children ages two to five (5 percent to 12.4 percent) and ages six to 11 (6.5 percent to 17 percent). In teens ages 12 to 19, prevalence rates have tripled (5 percent to 17.6 percent).
How Important Is Breakfast to Middle School-Aged Students? Why Is it Important to Eat Breakfast Before a Test? The Effects of Eating Breakfast on High School Students The Effects of Eating Breakfast on Performance at School My Daughter Won't Eat Breakfast Consequences of Skipping Breakfast Skipping breakfast has worse consequences than a few unpleasant hunger pangs. Skipping breakfast can lead to weight problems; according to the University of Tennessee Extension, people who skip breakfast tend to eat about 100 more calories per day, and they're more likely to be overweight. Skipping breakfast can also make kids irritable and tired.
In 2012, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported that an estimated 29.1 million Americans (9.3% of the population) are living with diabetes and of these, an estimated 8.1 million of these people were unaware that they even had the disease. (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). Many in our community fail to understand that there is even a problem, believing that being overweight is not a health concern. The number of diabetes cases among American adults has increased by a third during the 1990s, with additional increases expected and this rapid increase in the rate of diabetes is mostly attributed to the growing frequency of obesity in the United States. (American Diabetes Association, 2008).
Taking the Blame for Obesity Parents are the ones who knowingly open the door between childhood obesity and a long and healthy life. In David's Weintrub's article, "The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home" blames the parents. Eating unhealthy can cause serious health problems. Parents are their children's first teachers. Showing them how to obtain a healthy lifestyle will benefit them for the future.
Writing Plan: Essay #__2______ Introduction: Approach to start (Hook or Attention-Grabber) | Why should the government control what we eat? They want to control what we eat because there’s so many kids obesity in America. | ThesisStatement | The government has some point to want to control what we eat. The obesity rate in America is very high. The government should have regulation on the fast food industry.
Obviously our kids are becoming overweight with all of the unhealthy choices they have to choose from. Childhood obesity in the United States has grown at a phenomenal rate in the last few years. You would think this is an easy condition to treat but unfortunately it’s not, it is actually quite difficult. Kids are becoming less active and their eating habits are virtually non-existent. The annual cost to treat obesity is nearly two billion dollars.
Analysis of Research Report HCS/438 November 12, 2012 Analysis of Research Report Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States over the last few decades. This has caused action on the part of government to address this problem and try to change behaviors and eating habits that might be contributing to the problem. Most people acknowledge that being overweight is not good for you, and can lead to many health problems. Our analysis of this research has shown a strong correlation to overweight kids turning into overweight adults. In particular, the study used for this research examined several factors during pregnancy and other factors showing a risk for childhood obesity and adulthood obesity.
David continues on by giving some statistical evidence that the incidents of childhood diabetes is quickly escalating as well as the cost of related health care in America. The author asserts the fact that one could drive down any road and find a fast food restaurant but it wouldn't be the same if one were trying to find a healthier alternative like fruits or vegetables. David argues that the lack of information on what we’re consuming is also a main factor. He claims that the serving sizes are so misleading that it leaves the consumer confused and misinformed. He shows that one could go over the government’s recommended daily calorie intake and they would never know.