Essay about Childhood Obesity And Eating Disorders

841 Words Oct 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
The concept of childhood obesity has been discussed for years upon years. The issue continues to progress in numbers, and it can be obviously be seen across the United States. Not only is childhood obesity an issue among younger generations, eating disorders are killing young women at the same time. Even though it is not as prominent and easily identifiable as obesity, the issue still lies under our feet. Both concepts of childhood obesity and eating disorders are portrayed and broken down in the documentaries titled “Our Supersized Kids” and “Perfect Illusions”. In the first documentary titled “Our Supersized Kids”, it first discusses today’s children by describing how our society is raising kids to be obese. Because of our poor nutrition choices we make to feed our children, it is possible that they may die sooner than the generation before them. It also discusses how are children are more prone to illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and High Cholesterol due to childhood obesity. An idea pointed out in the video is that overweight or obese children will most likely become overweight or obese adults. Unfortunately, so many people are overweight or obese that it is beginning to look normal and accepted. It is not normal and should not be accepted, especially by parents of unhealthy children. Usually, if a child is overweight before adolescence, many parents believe that he or she will “grow into” the weight. Despite popular belief, it is not true for everyone’s…

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