Zincenko and I are of the same mind. Something has to be done regarding this epidemic that is rampant in our society. Obesity leads to heart disease, diabetes and other medical problems. It is up to all of us including the government to fight this increase. The government has started to eliminate the unhealthy foods that our children are being served in school and has recently set guidelines for schools to follow.
It’s amazing how many health conditions and disease can be linked to childhood obesity. I hope through my research project I can enlighten some of us to educate our children. With enough encouragement we will be able to say the number of obese children in the United States is down. Why should America be concerned with childhood obesity? People who are obese are more likely to have health problems such as: high blood pressure, raised cholesterol high insulin levels, impaired glucose tolerance, type two diabetes, heart attacks, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, kidney problems and polycystic ovary syndrome.
The United States has an epidemic of childhood obesity. The statistics show that children in the U.S are becoming obese and this problem has grown throughout the years. Parents are usually concerned about protecting their children from the flu and the common cold. Even though they are doing well in protecting their children from such illnesses, they should also try to inform themselves about childhood obesity and the health problems that obesity can bring. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States.
The United States spends six to 10 percent of healthcare on costs caused by obesity compared to 2 to 3.5 percent in other western countries (Schwarz & Peterson, 2010). Schwarz and Peterson (2010) also explained that adolescent obesity affects the nation’s ability to serve and protect. This is because more than a quarter of 17 to 24 years olds are not fit enough to enroll in the armed services due to being overweight. Adolescence is a crucial stage for implementing and influencing health behaviors. Many of the habits formed during this timeframe will last well into adulthood (Schwarz & Peterson, 2010).
We have a crisis on our hands with childhood obesity on the rise. Two main causes for the fattening of our children are junk food and sugary sodas. Junk food and soda often take the place of healthy foods in our kids’ diets, something that most school systems should be ashamed of. School lunches are a cause of childhood obesity in America, at least in U-46 schools. In order to put an end to childhood obesity, the schools needs to prepare a healthy yet balanced diet for all kids, by serving them with good food that is full of nutrition.
Tori .F Professor Walsh English 1C May 19, 2009 Obesity : Are We Responsible? Many people have began to address America's huge obesity problem, and very few people have been trying to do something to help the issue. Radley Balko, a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, a policy analyst with Cato Institute, a libertarian is a person who strongly agrees that the government should make the obese individual take full responsibility of their own actions. His article, "Are You Responsible For Your Own Weight: Pro" first appeared in a small debate in Time Magazine in June 2004. Already said to be a libertarian, Balko strongly believes that obesity is one's own problem and they should take full responsibility of it, because if they have to do it themselves without government funded aid, they are going to do it.
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.
As a Parent, it can tack $19,000 onto the total of raising each child. The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and
Week 4: Community Health Analysis Project Part A-Community Health Assessment Benedictine University MPH 607 Community Health Analysis Executive Summary Location: Middlesex County, New Jersey The obesity epidemic is a major public health issue in America today. While obesity (Body Mass Index (BMIs) > 30 kg/m2) is a problem for each age group, it is especially a problematic for the teen women in Middlesex County, NJ. Many health agencies agree that obesity is a major risk factor for pregnant women. But in Middlesex County teen pregnancy has become a public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health People 2020 have all addressed the problems of teen pregnancy and obesity in Middlesex County.
Supersize My Fridge... With the Essential Ingredients Just who is to blame for this wide spread epidemic known as obesity? If you ask the overweight demographic of our country, it's safe to say the blame is pointed toward the genetics they have inherited; along with a chip on their shoulder, and a poor attitude that says “There's simply no time to work out.” These are the two common elements that lead to obesity. Having said that, can you guess whether or not I am in fact overweight? If you guessed not, you are correct. Will I submit to gluttony, give up on the required daily exercise, and inevitably turn to obesity when I get older?