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Childhood Obesity: A heavy Burden
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Childhood Obesity: A Heavy Burden Michael (last name) ENG. 122 (English Composition II) Instructor: Jared Kline Childhood Obesity: A Heavy Burden Carrying an extra burden will slow down anyone in a race. And as the load increases, the more weighed down, tired, and exasperated one gets…
With more than 50 million students currently attending public schools in America, teachers, administrators, counselors, and other school personnel can do much to help this nation’s youth get back into healthy lifestyles. But before a full-scale war is waged against this problem, its reality and source must be exposed through the latest and most reliable research available to verify the existence and seriousness of this often overlooked and trivialized dilemma ? as solutions must be explored that can help mitigate the current crisis. Today’s epidemic of childhood obesity, along with its deleterious effects ? demonstrated through current research ? has been escalating in America over the past several decades, and preventative measures must be taken in order to improve our nation’s health, which would also take a huge burden off of our economy. The burgeoning of childhood obesity in the United States stems from many causes, from sedentary lifestyles to poor diet to lack of education – and solutions must be set in place toward reestablishing the health of our youth. But has America always had this problem with obesity? The answer is no. In fact, from 1960 to our present time, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled, soaring from 5 percent to 16.9 percent, (Ogden & Carroll, 2008). ...
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