Childhood Obesity in Brazil and Usa Essay
Willian Lessa Ribeiro
American English and Culture Program
Arizona State University
This paper analyzes and compares the Scholar Feeding Programs which aim to prevent childhood obesity in the United States, and in Brazil. By comparing their two different programs, it’s possible to identify some of the causes of the recent changes in the epidemiological profile of the children. The study include comparison between policies for nutritional education, food sales and diseases prevention. For this research it was used data comparison as research strategy. This data was collected from the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the American Centro for …show more content…
Because these problems are related to inappropriate food intake, it is necessary to be careful with the types of foods offered to children at home and especially at educational institutes, since it is the place where children spend most of their time. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition and obesity are the most common illness during childhood. The problem is that most people do not consider it a disease, in most cultures a "fluffy"