Child Obesity : Is It A Problem Yet? Essay

1393 Words May 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Child Obesity: Is it a problem yet?

Child obesity has been, and still is, a problem in America today. Many people go to restaurants that serve large portions of food along with a numerous amount of unhealthy ingredients that they may not be aware of. Chili’s Grill and Bar is a go to restaurant for families for any occasion. They serve food and drinks for both adults and kids. One of their ads that I analyzed was aimed toward kids and their parents. When you first look at the ad, three words stand out: “KIDS EAT FREE.” This part of the ad catches the attention of parents because they would not need to pay for the meal of their child. With the bright green background and cartoon dog character, kids are for sure to admire this aesthetically eye appealing advertisement. There’s also a few items shown from the kid’s menu: a 6-inch round cheese pizza and a grilled chicken sandwich. Parents want their kids to eat healthy, but this ad does not show any fresh produce for that matter. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, data from 2009-2010 show about 12.5 million children and adolescents are obese in America. Dietary factors being one of those reasons, with the influence of food advertisements on television. Some parents are even unaware that certain foods are unhealthy. Not only is being obese hazardous to one’s health, but the medical bills due to obesity costs a lot of money. America 's child obesity rate will keep rising due to…

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