Situational Analysis Health care costs in the United States are rising at an alarming rate. The reason behind this is because obesity contributes to other types of disease such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes (Fortunato, 2011, p. 21). Medical costs related to obesity range anywhere from $147 billion to $210 billion (Trust for America's Health, 2012). Obesity has become a major epidemic in the United States. By the year 2030, estimates of lost economic productivity are as high as $580 billion per year (Trust for America's Health, 2012).
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Food For Thought: Think About Your Choice An Analytical Essay Megan Skyberg Author Note This paper was prepared for Writing 101, Section 013, taught by Instructor Barber. Abstract Over the years, obesity rates have been rising to a dangerous percentage in the United States. Lately, people have been calling this rise an obesity epidemic. The problem with this is that obesity is not a disease. The question I want to answer is whose fault is it really?
Introduction One of the most challenging community and public health issues facing the United States today is childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the past thirty years overweight children in the US have more than double in children and tripled in adolescents (“Childhood obesity facts”, 2013). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced similar concerns and reported nearly one third of children and adolescents are overweight, and committed to an $8 million dollar commitment aimed at reversing this epidemic by 2015. The Healthy People 2020 objectives have shown convincing science supporting a healthy and nutritional diet lifestyle. These objectives are focusing on the health risk
Childhood Obesity Kristy Unkel Walden University Childhood obesity is a serious chronic medical condition that affects millions of children in our country. It is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. As obese children grow into adulthood, their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension also grows (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). Obesity is a difficult disease to manage since obese children are “predisposed to obesity for the rest of their lives” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). According to the surgeon general, in the year 2000, “the total annual cost of obesity and complications in the United States was $117 billion and more than 300,000 Americans died from illnesses related to obesity” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.).
Although there are numerous advantages of globalization, it has influenced people’s life negatively in some aspects. Obesity is one of these aspects. Puska, Nishida, & Porter stated that obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight, of which at least 300 million of them are clinically obese and major contributors to the global burden of chronic disease and disability (1). However, obesity is a complex condition, with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups. In fact, obesity is a problem not only for developed countries but for developing countries, too.
America’s Issue Childhood Obesity America’s Issue Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is becoming more and more of an issue that greatly effects the overall health of America’s youth. In almost every case the obesity follows the youth well into adulthood resulting in terrifying health conditions and even death. It is an ever growing issue amongst America’s youth and adult health. America is suffering from a heart disease epidemic that ranged in the medical cost of 273 billion dollars in 2010. The cost is expected to sky rocket well into the 800 billion dollar range by 2020.
Addressing Childhood Obesity Sumera Goodman ENG 122 Sarah McDonald February 13, 2012 Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in our country. It is an important issue and should be taken very seriously, because of its staggering proportion that this threat has reached in the last three decades, changing the society of today, in the United States, resulting unhealthy, inactive younger generations. I have chosen this topic because I realize childhood obesity is a serious public health issue that can be classified as an epidemic. Another reason for choosing the topic is because I have been working with children for the past five years, and plan to continue my work with children in the future, as an elementary teacher. I consider this
An ancient secret that is now lost to mankind. She started eating healthy, less portions and exercising more. While my friend was getting thinner, an annual report put out by two public health groups shows that America is getting fatter. During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. According to a research done by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,
| Why | About bad habits with food, increases in eating fast food that is high in fat | When | Over the last 25 years | Where | In EUA, Europe, Britain and around over the world even in Japan. | Case difficulty cube How: X Analytical Conceptual Presentation 2. LONG CYCLE PROCESS | A. Problem | root | Governments and influential health advocates around the world are cracking down on the marketers they blame for the explosion in childhood obesity | Governments and influential health advocates around the world, spooked that their nations’ kids will become as fat as American kids | In the United States, roughly 30 percent of American children are overweight or obese | Some people say advertising is to blame, particularly ads aimed at children, such as those that use celebrities to market high-calorie foods. According toUSA Today , one study found that the average American child sees 10,000 food ads a year, mostly for high-fat or sugary foods and drinks.