Overweight And Obesity Rates Are Still Regarding Us After Improving The Lunch System

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Overweight and obesity rates are still concerning us after improving the lunch system. According to the staff and faculty of the school, the kids are having adequate physical activity but have they witnessed that their diets are still poor. Some of them are bringing their own lunches and snacks from home, which usually are not the healthy options containing high amounts of sugar and fat. If they bring those choices from home, it is very probable that their diets at home are poor. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that childhood obesity prevalence has stayed the same high rates in the last decade after tripling in the last few decades. In the year 2011-2012, 17% of children in US were obese. 32% were either overweight or obese. They also showed that low-income and low-education homes are more likely have poor diets. According to the CDC some of the possible short-term consequences and risks include physical problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, impaired blood sugar, and joint and muscle problems. Psychological and emotional problems include low self-esteem and depression. Also social problems are involved such as having a lower quality of life by having issues at school and social life. Children that are overweight and obese now are more likely to be as well when they are adults. The long-term consequences of this problem is adult obesity and increasing risks of developing diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic diseases,…

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