The Effects Of Childhood Obesity On Children 's Obesity Essay

1449 Words Mar 9th, 2016 6 Pages
Beneath the rolls: Chewing the Fat
In America, there has been a rapid growth in child obesity. In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, they state that Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years. They also claim that the percentage of children in the aged range 6-11 years in the united states who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012 and in the age range of 12-19 years who were obese increased form 5% to nearly 21% over the same period of time. The real question that ponders many is who is really involved and at fault for children obesity. There are many fingers people can point at but there are four main groups that are most likely at blame for children’s obesity. These four groups are parents, media, schools and government. One out of these four groups are not knowingly increasing child obesity. From a list of who is mostly at fault to the one who is least at fault is the government, parents, media and lastly the schools.
To start things off, the first group that is the most at fault for children’s obesity is the government. The government is at blame for why children have gain so much weight and now many of these young children are having what is called diabetes type 2. Now why is the government at blame? Well first things first, many families cannot afford healthy food and not the healthy food that claim to be “healthy.” Which is all still process food but actual healthy food that is grown with no…

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