Essay about Obesity : The Health Of People

1374 Words May 21st, 2016 6 Pages
There is a serious problem with the health of people in American society, and most of the

problems have been connected to food and nutrition. This society now relies heavily on a lot of

convenient foods, which usually involve fast food, sugary ingredients, scant nutrients, and

undefinable flavorings. This convenience has come at a cost; obesity is now considered to be at

epidemic proportions, especially in the United States. Obesity itself is the leading cause of

dangerous health problems, like diabetes and cardiovascular issues. The food supply in today’s

American society is largely unhealthy, so people need to be more educated about the problem in

order to make healthier decisions.

When people often open a bag of chips or candy or anything edible they often don’t look

at the labeling or nutrition facts. There’s a certain amount one person should consume. But there

are some people that serve themselves bigger quantities (“Under the …”). I think if more people

followed the information on the back like myself there wouldn’t be such a high percentage of

obese people. The weight gain for adults has increased 2x higher since the 1960s (“Diet and

Obesity’). Nowadays it looks as if parents are giving their children the same portion sizes

as them. Because children from two through five are at a weight they shouldn’t be at their age

(“Diet and Obesity”). There are children as young as six having gastric bypass surgery now

now more than ever before

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