Child Obesity Outline

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CHILD OBESITY IN THE UNITED STATES
THESIS: The risks posed by obesity in children is a great concern for the development and future of the U.S. especially in its goal to maintain a healthy population. Therefore, the government and other agencies should increase efforts to reduce obesity.
I. INTRODUCTION
A. obesity in children has escalated and so has the obesity in adolescents.
II. DEMOGRAPHICS
A. A third of the children in the United States suffer from obesity and some being overweight.
III. HEALTH CONCERNS OF OBESITY
A. Obesity brings along many health related disorders that associate with an increase in fat in the body.
IV. PREVENTION
A. Prevention of the condition is important to prevent a national disaster occurring due to increased obese adults.
V. CONCLUSION
A. The nation has to come up with strategies and solutions to tackle obesity or else it will end up with an obese population.

CHILD OBESITY IN THE UNITED STATES
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has increased greatly from 7% to 18% between the years 1980 to 2012. Obese adolescent cases have increased from 5% to 21% in 1980 to 2012, respectively (Pickering, 2011). Another study shows that the obesity rate for children between the ages of 2 and 5 plunged 43 percent over the past decade. (Toporek, 2014). Obese children in the U.S. represent a third of the population of children in the U.S. Obesity is, therefore, a disaster in the making in the associated health effects on children and adults. The increase in obese children is thus an alarming situation in the U.S., as more children are affected by obesity the more prone they are to various health conditions. The increase in fatty, high sugar foods and snacks, have greatly contributed to obesity in children (Cunningham et al., 2014). Many of the children do not exercise and, therefore, end up living an unhealthy lifestyle in tandem with eating

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