Analysis Of Childhood Obesity

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Obesity is the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. In America, obesity is only increasing as the years go on. The statistics of childhood obesity have skyrocketed and that is where it all starts. If you are obese/overweight when you are younger you are more than likely to stay like that. Time Magazine research shows that there has been an increase in gains each year. The BMI readings have increased up to 40 or higher BMI from .9% to 2.9% in people. The real question is, why are Americans getting more and more obese as time goes on? Being obese starts with what you eat and what you do throughout your day. If you are consuming more calories than you burn that can result in more body fat which leads to being overweight. Kids at school are more exposed to this because of the lunch they are provided which are full of processed fats and they are only offered a small portion of healthy fruit being canned fruit from a can. More than two-thirds of adults are considered obese in the U.S. which starts during childhood. If school’s had access to more healthier lunch …show more content…
According to a NY Times study more than 20% of jobs require physical activity to get the job done. This is another reason people are not that physically active throughout their day because their job doesn’t require it. Many people don’t want to go exercise after work because they are tired and just want to go home. Americans work full time jobs to have a roof over their head and to be able to feed their family. People are living on a budget and don’t want to spend more than they need to when they go grocery shopping. The problem is the more unhealthy an item is, the cheaper it is. This makes it more likely for people to choose an unhealthy item that has lots of processed fats and has little to no nutritional

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