The Growing Trend Of Obesity Essay

1066 Words Mar 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Has anyone ever just decided to come home from work and order a pizza? Or forget their workout and watch television? America is becoming more used to doing what is simple. The growing trend is to eat what is easy and cheap to get your hands on. Doing this has become normal for many people in America. It may seem harmless if you do it every once in awhile, but if you do this too often you could begin to gain weight and have an increased BMI. The trend of obesity in America is rising. Now the government has taken action in our schools, particularly with the schools meals and their nutritional values; they have done this in order to stop the trend. With the changes in meals at schools very little effect has been made to the health of the students. BMI (Body Mass Index) is the measure of the weight of an individual; it is a scale to tell whether a person is the appropriate weight for their age and height. The reason this is important is because in the past twenty years the BMI of America’s children has been growing exponentially (Childhood Obesity United States). With the meals at schools being changed congress expects the BMI of America’s youth to go down. The fact of the matter is that at no point was there even a small decrease to the average weight and BMI of America’s school children. The price of one school meal increases the more non-manufactured food is given with it. How much the price increases depends on the area. The differences in the school meals are not enough to…

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