Along with this, I want to focus on trying to incorporate how there are several factors that contribute to this serious epidemic, especially the over-use of technology that tends to encourage a decline in physical activity.
Lack of physical activity due to technology that is contributing to the increase in childhood obesity.
In my essay, I want to focus on the correlation between the increase in childhood obesity and the accessibility of fast foods.
I believe this is a major contributor in why childhood obesity has branched into a global epidemic because I notice that with the accessibility to cheap high-calorie fast foods, this choice in meal is becoming the evident easier choice when it comes to going out of ones way to go buy healthy organic foods for possibly twice as much money when you could stop at the drive thru on your way home from school to feed your family for cheap.
Households with a fastfood culture
Accessibility of high-calorie foods and the rapid increase that they cause
This is becoming a serious issue because most fast food joints aren't worried about the health of their customers but are only concerned about the amount they are selling and the profit they are making every day.
Importance of limited access to fast foods
Understanding of how critical it is to maintain a healthy BMI and diet when you're growing up.
Through my research, I have learned that as children get obese when they are young, they then start their adolescent and adult lives with all odds against them. It is much easier to gain weight when you're obese then to lose weight and keep it off.
Engage in physical activities - even if it is for only 30 minutes a day, it can make all the difference.
A serious issue because as technology advances, children tend to prefer playing on a screen than going outside to play.
The extensive amount of support options that people who are struggling with obesity have available to them, yet majority don't take the time to look into them or don't think their obesity is actually an issue.
You can't change a person who doesn't want help, so if that is the issue, then we just need to help get the information and help to those who really do want it.
This is a huge factor in families all over the world because the difference between purchasing healthy organic foods for a family of five and being cheap junk foods can be a drastic amount of money for a low income family.
This causes a divide between parents knowing that they are giving their children unhealthy foods, because its cheap, and parents giving their children unhealthy foods because they don't exactly care what their children are eating, as long as they're eating.
If the economy crashes again, we will be looking at low income families that are only buying fast foods for their children because that is all they can afford
The inability to purchase the necessary food for your children