Analysis Essay on Childhood Obesity

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Although the issue of what constitutes obesity is not black and white and some experts object to the statement that is what really matters. I agree with the above statement because achieving results benefits young and old. I also feel that childhood obesity is not an epidemic. I do feel that a parent should show their child right from wrong when it comes to eating habits. However, I feel that once the child is seven years old he/she should be able to choose what kind of foods are good and bad for you. When it comes to allowing your children to watch television, and play video games over going outside and riding, their bike is to blame on the parent. Is childhood obesity an epidemic? It depends on whom you ask. According to authors such as Janet Barnett, she feels that the parents are the ones causing this childhood obesity epidemic. She feels that the parents allow the children to play hours of video game, watch television for long periods, and eat junk food. According to Barnett, she also feels that the childhood obesity has increased three fold within the last thirty years. Barnett also states that the government has ordered the schools to provide a body mass index in the form of a health report card. ("Childhood Obesity: Introducing the fat card"). Barnett also states that the children will not make healthy choices of their own ("Childhood Obesity: Introducing the fat card). Barnet makes many more points (claims) in her essay that are logical. She gives supporting evidence behind what is said in her essay through citations and reference pages. I think that there is a lot of supporting evidence; however, I do not feel that she gives enough explanation. According to Laura D. Lafferty (Lafferty, , 2006) childhood obesity is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. Lafferty stated (Lafferty, , 2006), that childhood obesity is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States and prevention/treatment is one of the most public health...
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