Thesis Statement: Obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, although diet and exercise is important in weight management it is not the only cause to obesity. 1. What is Obesity A. Obesity is a health condition where a person has an abnormal amount of body fat compared to their height 1. Probability of becoming obese, a person with a body mass index of over 30 is classified as obese 2. Nutrition and eating habits a.
English 101 5/20/15 Will the Government Regulate our Meals? Obesity is becoming a more prominent issue in the United States as time progresses, but why is it happening? Well, the main factors of obesity are poor eating habits, an absence of physical activity, and bad nutritional standards. Economic growth and modernization could very well be a factor in the increase of obesity because a majority of our meals are cheap, convenient, and processed for today’s Americans. However the food we eat is high in fat and sodium and lack the nutrition needed to lead a healthy life.
Billions of dollars in advertising messages, food sold everywhere-in gas stations, vending machines, libraries and stores that sell clothing, books, office supplies, cosmetics and drugs-and huge portions of food at bargain prices (Par 7).” | Explanation (how it supports your argument) | If they wouldn’t sell junk food everywhere people go. People wouldn’t buy it they would eat healthier. | Body Paragraph #: 2 Topic Sentence Idea | The obesity rate in America is very high. | Evidence | Kids living in states where schools don’t sell junk food are not as overweight. Sugar, salt, fat can lead to heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other health problems.
Dara Pierre English 101-IN Why not blame the eater?? There is an inherent responsibility that each of us to undertake and making healthy food choices is one of them. In David Zinczenko’s article “Don’ Blame the Eater”, published in the New York Times, he argues that fast food vendors are responsible for the growth of obesity and diabetics in young adults. He contends that fast food vendors like McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bells and Pizza Hut are really the only options for young adults that are affordable. Consumer’s are responsible for their selection in foods and if they chose to consue products that give no nutritional information that is on them.
Fast Food Nation Analysis In Fast Food Nation, a book written by journalist Eric Schlosser, speaks about how America's fast food franchises contribute to the obesity epidemic that more and more Americans have to face everyday. Schlosser’s argument is that our very own fast food nation is crippling our society quicker than we actually think. The effects of Fast Food Nation on American society and politics show that Schlosser's argument is extremely convincing due to large amount of alarming information he found as well as his effective writing style. I am sort of glad Eric Schlosser took the time to put together this book because if not, this fast food plague would most likely have our nation spiraling downward faster than it already is. Schlosser points out that in the year of 2000, Americans spent over $110 billion on fast food alone.
Obesity Epidemic Most people in America do not take obesity as a serious problem. Today, over 300 million adults have been victims of this growing epidemic, and in the United States, a third of the population is considered obese, and two- thirds overweight (172). Some of us have limited resources that leave us no choice, and to some of us becomes our choice of lifestyle. For several decades, corporations have long been targeting the standard American into consuming more food trough marketing, ads, and advertising. In the article Obesity: Much of the Responsibility Lies with Corporations”, Yves Engler believes that food corporations and even capitalism itself are a key establishment for the obesity obstruction in America.
Obesity can lead to so many diseases. The big problem is that obesity is becoming more prevalent in all age groups even in children. Obesity is not the same thing as being overweight, but being overweight and not having a desire to try and change or lose weight can lead to obesity. Obesity is termed when you have a BMI or body mass index of thirty or higher. While obesity is a problem that is cutting across all social classes, it is especially high in the latino community.
Examples are unsafe working environment, natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, crime, and pollution to name a few. However, not all topics develop into a problem. According to American Government (2008), “People will have to convert a problem to a political issue or that the government can do something about it”. An example is Childhood Obesity; people cannot expect the government to provide healthy food to each family. In this paper, the problem that will be discussed is Childhood Obesity.
Obesity is a major risk factor for several diseases such cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even certain types of cancers (WHO, 2015). Disability attributed to obesity and its consequences is also highly probable, with over 36 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), due mainly to heart disease and diabetes resultant of obesity (World Obesity, 2012). Overall, obesity also shortens one’s life expectancy, with diet-related disease being the biggest killer in the United States (Jamie Oliver, 2010). Hence, it can be seen that obesity does reduce one’s quality of life, due to the detriment it brings to one’s health and overall