Obesity Is Becoming The Leading Cause For America 's Most Serious Health Crisis

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Since 2010 more than 30 percent of Americans were obese. The statistics of obesity is becoming the leading cause to America 's most serious health crisis (Carroll, D). More and more America’s are becoming over weight due to lack of awareness, healthier foods, and not enough exercise. Michelle Obama has started the awareness in child obesity campaigning, “Let’s Move”. Research has shown that one and three children in the nation are obese or overweight. President Obama has help implemented Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which regulates the quality of foods feder¬ally subsidized schools may serve to children and prompt physical exercise (Edwalds, R). According to Introduction of Sociology text book, “functionalism, also called structural functional theory, sees society as a structure with interrelated parts designed to meet the biological and social needs of individuals who make up that society, and Conflict theory sees society as being made up of individuals who must compete for social, political, and material resources” (An Introduction to Sociology). While a structuralist would say that obesity would help contributes to more jobs and awareness to become healthier, and the conflict theorist would say, the increase of fast food company’s has caused inequities of those who are overweight; by making it very difficult to eat healthier.
A growing increase in obese or overweight individuals has contribute to job security. With more than 30 percent of American’s…

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