If the many families of our societies and the government don’t start to control the situation, then it will always be a major problem within our households. It is true that fast food is promptly available it doesn’t mean the habit should be avoided. I believe the epidemic on child obesity with fast food consumption can be solved by first solving the problem with the parent. It will take time to eliminate the problem with the consumption of always eating fast food but it will be a start. Whether if the government decided to take action related to fast food for the cause of child obesity.
Many Americans cannot afford to purchase such material, so they have to rely on the abundant diversity of fast food and microwaveable dinners. As seen in Figure 1 the percent of obese people has increased since 1988. So has the production and consumption of unhealthy foods such as fast food restaurants. These unhealthy ways of eating are not helping the obesity rates to decrease, but rather causing more damage to more citizens across the nation. There have been several studies done in order to interpret the correlation between obesity and its alarming increasing rate.
Obesity is a growing outbreak in America that effects all ages and gender. As we grow, our metabolism slows, which makes it harder for us to burn calories (obesityfocused.com). What we call obesity today is becoming or has become a problem in America. I love food, you love food, they love food, we all love food. I look at it as an addiction for most and a disease for some.
Such foods have very poor nutritional value, but are the most affordable. Another effect of this poor economy is that people are looking for the best value for their buck, leading to bigger portions. Even the fast food chains have caught on. With their “dollar menus,” it is sometimes cheaper to buy a dollar sandwich for everyone, than it is to go to the store and purchase fresh food to cook a healthy meal. I have noticed that the opposite is also true.
He recommends that in search of a better way to serve customers, the fast food industry has negatively infused its way into the American culture. Schlosser brings to light plenty of shocking facts like how the actual cost of a Happy Meal is determined and how it manipulates the children to persuade their parents to treat them out to McDonalds. A growing awareness of the connection between diets and disease is slowly but surely taking hold in the minds of consumers. Natural and organic foods are becoming more popular across the country. However, our government hasn’t taken the steps that most
Not only are we doing this to ourselves, now we are doing this to our children. (1 in 3 American children is obese). 30.6 percent obesity in America. This number is sobering when comparing it to other countries. What is more alarming, is that if people don’t start paying more attention to what they are eating this number is only going to grow.
Some are uncontrollable, like genetics, and some are, such as choosing to eat the cupcake instead of the fiber bar. That is the funny thing: the high obesity rate can be lowered and maintained just by making healthier choices every day. Many of our lifestyle choices lead to us being overweight and obese, but that can easily change; as America continue to ignore the obesity rate, many of us are dying each day from this disease called diabetes. Because our lifestyle choices affect our weight, our health, and the chances of us becoming obese, we can reduce that by balancing our energy, having a more active lifestyle, eating a healthy diet, changing our environment, and getting more sleep. One of the main reasons of obesity is the lack of energy balance, meaning that the amount of food you eat is the right amount to manage your weight.
Obesity: Society’s epidemic Since the introduction of fast food in the 1980’s, obesity rates have risen due to a variety of factors. Physical activity has decreased among schools while more fast food restaurants are created in the US. Furthermore, the convenience of a meal makes people come back for more, with catchy commercials luring both children and adults in. Moreover, the food is convenient, cheap, and advertised well, and our nation pays for the cost of obesity. Fast food has become part of our culture, forming our adults and children into becoming overweight.
1. * The two main causes of obesity in America are fast food and lack of exercise. Fast food contains extremely high levels of fat, calories and carbohydrates that your body doesn't need. As portion sizes at these establishments have risen, so has the caloric intake for those who eat there regularly. Another major cause for obesity in America is lack of exercise.