Research Paper On Childhood Obesity In America

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Childhood Obesity 1 Childhood Obesity in The United States of America Eng 122 Instructor Dougall - 1 - 1 1. Childhood The font needs to be 12pt Times New Roman for the entire document [Sarah Helmeid (TA)] Childhood Obesity 2 Childhood obesity posse’s significant health risks within our society today. This is something that affects all of us and people need to realize the detriment that childhood obesity posses in the United States. Within the United States childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, 2010, pg.1). Over the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among children of all age groups, increasing nearly fivefold among those ages 6-11.Obesity is the result of consuming higher amounts of calories than…show more content…
(Stanford). There should be a year also [Sarah Helmeid (TA)] Childhood Obesity 3 schools are unfairly blamed for the problem and are put under increased scrutiny. Although there are a lot of circumstances involved such as income and demographics parents need to teach there children healthy eating habits. The problem is that when theses habits have been formed and supported by parents it becomes harder and harder to change them. According to Tom Novotny professor of epidemiology and associate director for border and global health in SDSU’s graduate school of public health “The primary solutions here are diet and exercise but people are resistant to behavior change, so we need policies to support people’s behavior.” “That means not only better school lunches and PE programs, but better-designed buildings, transportation systems and cities. “It’s important to realize that we don’t have vaccines and eradication programs for diabetes [as exist for infectious diseases like polio and malaria],” Novotny said. “But we do have a necessity to work across government, schools and the private sector, even to the level of international cooperation.” (Younger, S., 2005, pg.3). In order to…show more content…
"Kids said if they were going to do phys education, they wanted to do something fun." (Sealy, G., 2003, pg.1) Children’s nutrition is another huge factor in fighting obesity in the United States. Ray Kroc founded the corporation was all know as Mc Donald’s in 1955. This was the first of the fast food chains and look at the amount of fast food options we have today. Fast food offers convenience to people with busy lives and often time’s parents chose poor options for their children. “children who eat fast food tend to consume more total calories, drink less milk and eat fewer fruits and vegetables and less fiber than those who do not, according to a study published in the January 2004 issue of the medical journal Pediatrics,” (New York Times, (2010) article pg. 3) Children who consume fast food consume more calories and sugar and often times done get essential vitamins and minerals because there is an absence of fruits and vegetables in their

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