This increasing issue I am referring to is childhood obesity.

Furthermore, the American Heart Association (2013) stated that "childhood obesity is now the No.1 health concern among parents in the United States topping drug abuse and smoking" (AHA, 2013, para....

Obesity means having excessive amounts of fat on the body.

Obesity in America affects everyone regardless if they are obese or not.

Obesity is the number one problem in America.

Even though the obese have to be responsible when deciding what and how much to eat, society is what not only created obesity but also discriminates against them.

A third of the child population are obese or at risk for obesity.

The media, food market, and the rapidly advancing technology are all factors that influence not only the increase in obesity rates, but also the psychological status of the obese.


The childhood obesity rate started to increase during the mid- 1970s.

When one is obese they are exposed to so many health issues, for instance, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, etc. When is consider to be obese when their BMI goes than 30.

Obesity in children is becoming a huge problem in American society.

In the United States, more than one-third of adolescents are overweight or obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010), (National Center for Health Statistics....

The number of children who are obese is growing at a fast rate.

Obesity has become not only the number one cause in death, but according to David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of “Don’t Blame the Eater”, it is the number one cost in health care with numbers rising well over 100 billion dollars a year (196).

Childhood obesity is becoming a serious national problem.

What has a beginning must have an end; therefore, for parents to be able to reduce the chances of their children being obese they should start by guarding what they eat. Parents should encourage their children to feed more on vegetables than fatty foods. In addition to that they should discourage indoor games. A child that gets out and rides a bicycle for 30 minutes is better off to the one who sits and plays video games. In this regard, parents can also help by engaging the children to do some chores around the house. Obese children are normally teased, and this may end up affecting their esteem hence their psychological state.

Obesity is on the rise and is reaching epidemic proportion.

This paper highlights on the research work that has been done in relation to child obesity in America. The effects and the main contribution and how it can be solved.

The United States now has one of the highest obesity rates.

Research shows that over 15% of children in America in the past 30 years have been suffering from obesity. This has been contributed by various factors, but the main one is the lifestyle that they live. So what is obesity and what causes obesity? According to Oxford, advanced dictionary 6th Edition they describe obesity as being fat in a way that it is not healthy. One is considered to be obese when their weight is 20 times more than the normal height. Medically obesity is defined as the excess adipose tissue on a living creature.

Another factor that influences childhood obesity is heredity....

To begin with obesity is brought about with the things that we feed on. If a child is not feeding in a balanced diet but mainly stick to fatty or high cholesterol foods then, one can easily get obese? The other aspect is where a child hardly does any exercise. Most children in the current world mainly spend their time watching television or playing video games hence they lack any physical activities. As much as fast foods are the easy way out doctors advises one to take them on a minimal intake.