The Dangers Of Childhood Obesity In America
Although external appearances are important, it 's a problem that is associated with health issues. Obesity can increase the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and orthopedic problems. Childhood obesity is a public concern because obesity is rapidly becoming the most prevalent issue among children. According to the article, Obesity: The New hungers, “over one-third of Americans are overweight.” As with adults, children are also suffering from obesity. Important changes that can be made to reduce childhood obesity are reducing fast food, shifting the priorities of parents, and encouraging children to exercise …show more content…
Heathy habits starts from home. For example if parents are cooking for their children healthy meals. There would be no obesity Families’ eating together has become a rarity in America, Due to single parent that are working outside home. Finding time together can be hard, but families should try it. Parents are working long time to provide better lives for their children, but at the same time they should prioritize their children. Parents are the once who make the final purchasing decisions, therefore parents have a direct influence on the types of foods that children eats. Some cultures like my culture take a pride in having fat babies, they believe that when a child gains weight very quickly that it 's a sign of a healthy baby. For instance, my aunts baby girl is a skinny baby, every time people come to visit her, they starts talking about how her baby is not growing well. Even though the doctors told her that she is okay, culturally is not.
Fast food restaurants and places like McDonald 's as well as Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy 's offers a great price of foods, children loves to eat them. However, those places are the problem of causing obesity. Fast food is part of the busy life and it 's challenging that some of the families are facing fast food today. In today 's society, children often eat hamburgers, Pizza,