Persuasive Essay On Obesity

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While walking through the sweaty streets of the state fair, you are bound to see many obese children, and many of them with obese parents. In society today it is normal to see the average american family be overweight. With the fatty food options being cheaper, more time in school sitting down than being active, and the vulgar and unhealthy lunches at school kids these days are more immune to being fat. If the obesity keeps happening the lineage will begin to decline in existance length and humankind will just be a big ball of skin and fat lying on the couch. Obesity is an ongoing problem in our society today,the issue very prevalent in our new generation causing an ill fated society; to stop this epidemic the government must help raise awareness, …show more content…
A burger at mcdonalds is healthier than a salad at the grocery store. This leaves parents no choice but to feed their kids the unhealthy food, as a way of life they must eat. Flynt (2013) states that “we will find most obese adolescents in low income community of color”(12). Seeing a rise in obesity is being the total family income goes down, by having less money, trying to fit fruit and veggies in the budget is impossible. Also the race of a child can contribute to the gaining of weight. Author Sherri Flynt (2013) gives us some statics “35% african american kids, 40% latino kids, and 29% white kids are obese, ½ african or latino girls at risk for getting diabetes at risk for getting diabetes high than white girls.” Seeing the statistics are pretty shocking, if you are a latino girl the chance of you getting obesity and later diabetes is doubled compared to a white …show more content…
With kids not being aware that obesity is a serious issue, the amount of kids who are obese from childhood to adulthood is extremely high. According to the CDC (2014), “around 26-41% of children who are obese as children will grow up and stay obese”(2). Having more than one third of the children who are obese grow up and staying that way is crazy. Also contributing to the idea that adolescents are educated; in schools there is no class that teaches kids how important it is to eat healthy and exercise the right amount. Kevin Drumm (2015) states that often kids who are obese do not know they are, leading to them not wanting to change. The first step to solving a problem is admitting there is a problem; children are more likely to keep their unhealthy habits if they do not see a problem with their weight. Many children are obese making it harder for kids to recognize that they too struggle with their weight. Fredman states “ kids these days are about twenty five percent less likely to correctly perceive themselves as overweight”(1). Most of the time Parents have a hard time addressing their children that they have a weight problem, with fear of displeasing them and breaking their self esteem. Without having parents bring attention to the problem the child is more likely to increase the chance of going into adulthood being obese

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