The Importance Of Teen Obesity In America

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Adult and teen Obesity in America has become a major epidemic over the past years, it gets worse and worse with each passing year. What’s more heartbreaking than that is, child obesity which is on the rise. As of right now in America one in three children are overweight or obese. You may be asking what’s the difference between overweight and obese? Well, according to “healthiergeneration.org” overweight means “your child is above a weight that is considered normal and healthy”, and obese means “a child is severely overweight with body mass index (BMI) that is equal to or greater than the 95th percentile”. Being a child and having obesity or being overweight can lead to severe problems growing up to adulthood, such as diabetes, heart failure, …show more content…
I came across an article called "Feeding Young Minds" and it was about teaching young kids that eating healthy, and eating right is good for you and for your body. The people at Pilot Light partnered up with chefs and teachers to create what’s called a Common Core-compatible lessons about food basic and the results from this were healthier kids. The kids were so eager to share their new knowledge on food with their families, friends, and most importantly their community. For the people working at Pilot Light their goal was too in-courage kids to make healthier choices on what they eat. By strategically integrating food, nutrition, and education within school standards, curriculum, and culture. They reached out to about 6 schools, 25 classrooms, and a total of 1,200 students. At the end of this the results show that 97% of the kids liked the lesson, 76% of kids will be more inclined to try new foods, and 71% of kids will ask parents for healthy food. I really enjoyed this article because it teaches kids at a young age that eating healthy is good you and for the body. Another way is to start by limiting their intake of food that can be harmful to the body. Foods that are high in sugar, fat, and in sodium. The more the variety of nutrient dense food and drinks within the basic food groups the more likely we are to get all the essential nutrients we need. You may be asking “what are essential nutrients?” Well …show more content…
I came across an article called "Feeding Young Minds" and it was about teaching young kids that eating healthy, and eating right is good for you and for your body. The people at Pilot Light partnered up with chefs and teachers to create what’s called a Common Core-compatible lessons about food basic and the results from this were healthier kids. The kids were so eager to share their new knowledge on food with their families, friends, and most importantly their community. For the people working at Pilot Light their goal was too in-courage kids to make healthier choices on what they eat. By strategically integrating food, nutrition, and education within school standards, curriculum, and culture. They reached out to about 6 schools, 25 classrooms, and a total of 1,200 students. At the end of this the results show that 97% of the kids liked the lesson, 76% of kids will be more inclined to try new foods, and 71% of kids will ask parents for healthy food. I really enjoyed this article because it teaches kids at a young age that eating healthy is good you and for the body. Another way is to start by limiting their intake of food that can be harmful to the body. Foods that are high in sugar, fat, and in sodium. The more the variety of nutrient dense food and drinks within the basic food groups the more likely we are to get all the essential nutrients we need. You may be asking “what are essential nutrients?” Well

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