Problems and Exercises
Problems and ExercisesObesity
Obesity is becoming an ever growing issue in the United States. It is very important to completely comprehend the scope and nature of this epidemic. Children spend the majority of their day in school and most of them eat breakfast or lunch at least once a day in the school cafeteria. Serving unhealthy food that have high calories, corn syrup, and is processed contribute toward the growing obesity in our country. Although fast food is convenient and inexpensive, we as a society need to stop eating fast food because it has increased health problems. We have to develop ways to eat healthy instead of tempt to choose fatty food that is served in school cafeterias, can be contributing to children becoming obese. There needs to be adjustments to the menus so schools could serve the proper nutrition that children need to stay healthy, as well as preventing this issue from happening in the future. It is important to understand what children are eating at school and if the can potentially cause them to become obese. The food industry often hides the methods of how their food is being produced using excuses like business secrets to cover it up. However, in the end consumers have the right to know what they are eating.
Childhood obesity has escalated over the past decades and it is only getting worse. According to The National Academies Press(2005), “Nationwide, roughly nine million children over six years of age are obese— with elevated risks of both health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and poor quality of life, possibly throughout adulthood”. Obesity can cause numerous health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even death. Obesity in children is now, more than ever, becoming a serious threat. Obesity affects almost everyone, whether it is a family member, a friend, or even yourself. It is essential for us as a community to speak up and to do what it takes to prevent the obesity rate...