Obesity : The Problem Of Obesity Essay

1259 Words Apr 6th, 2016 6 Pages
For many years the problem of obesity among children and teenagers have been an important issue to deal with. Obesity is now an epidemic. Every year, many more children and teenagers are getting overweight. It is time that the problem of obesity is resolved. To end this epidemic completely, we need to understand a little more about this issue. For it, we have to learn what obesity is, what are the ages more affected by it, what the government is doing to prevent it, what parents and the society in general can do to stop it. Also, how we can create a healthier lifestyle and environment for our children. In addition to it, we need to know what other nations around the globe are presented with the same problem, and what are they doing to solve it. First of all, according to Melody Barnes, Chair Task Force on Childhood Obesity, and Director of Domestic Policy Council, the word obesity is best defined as “excess body fat, (…) and because it is difficult to measure directly, obesity is often measured by body mass index (BMI); (…) and while is not a perfect indicator of obesity, is a valuable tool for public health” (Solving the Problem of childhood obesity within a generation pg.3). There are many ways where you can calculate whether you are super obese, obese, or just overweight. If your BMI is between 25.0 and 29.9 then you are overweight, but if is above 30 below 40 you are obese, and more than 40 you are super obese (Barnes 3). Children and teenagers are the most affected…

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