Obesity And The American Culture Essay

1137 Words Aug 14th, 2016 null Page
Obesity in America Approximately 72.5 million Americans are obese, a lot of people do not know that ( 15 Shocking Facts). There are few habits to blame or take the responsibility of obesity, that is because they all work together. Obesity is a medical condition and should be treated like one, sometimes it is portrayed as being weak or lazy. Being smart and wise with daily decisions should lead people to make good choices and therefore lead them to healthy lives. Obesity is a major health concern today due to the food industry and the American culture but it is treatable and preventable. There are many ideas running through people’s heads when they are asked who is to blame for such a big health issue. Many think it is solely the consumer’s fault for their condition but there are many others to blame as well. Think about how often advertising affects where and what someone will eat. According to the American Psychological Association, children under the age of eight cannot tell the difference between advertising and the programs that they have intended to watch. There is a direct link between children’s obesity and advertising for non-nutritious food. Most Americans live a very busy life and are often on the road to and from someplace to their home. Some families do not have time to sit down and eat a meal and rely on fast-food instead. Most fast foods are not nutritious and in fact they are very highly concentrated with: calories, saturated fats, trans fats, sugar,…

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