Essay on The Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

1496 Words Nov 13th, 2015 null Page
With the disturbing fact that 1 out of 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (2015) foundation is tackling the issue by intervening with the epidemic in the school system and attempting to influence the community. If this was not disturbing enough, it is upsetting to learn that out of the 10 states that hold the highest ranking, 9 are considered states with extremely high rankings for poverty(Alliance for a Healthier Generation,2015). This definitely supports the argument that healthy food is just too expensive for many families and the foods that last or are the most convenient contain all the salt, sugar and fat that is harming the children of the nation. In order to fully delve into the importance of health education in North Carolina’s public schools, it is crucial to discuss the epidemic of childhood obesity in the state. The research includes elaborations on the intersectionality of it along with the social causes, set state standards regarding the issue in the educational environment and intervening solutions. North Carolina ranks as the 23rd most obese state of the country regarding childhood and adolescent obesity, which includes 31.4% of the youth in North Carolina (Alliance for a Healthier Generation,2015). The reason being that the public education system in North Carolina needs health education and invasive methods is that childhood obesity rates are becoming outrageous enough that the state and…

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