Most people are quick to blaim the parents and be done with it. BUT while parents are certainly the ones buying the groceries, serving the portions of food, in charge of how much exercise a child gets and generally responsible for the weight and health of their child this is a problem OUR SOCIETY has.
I read a while back the the USA is #1 in the WHOLE WORLD for obesity!!! And a news report last week said that up to 50% of all 3 years olds in the US are OBESE!!! And researches think that the number of over weight children could be up to 80% in some areas of the US.
We need to do something about this as a society. This is a problem for ALL of us. Our children are becoming less and less healthy, people are dieing earlier from obesity related diseases and health care cost are rising.
What do you think we could do as a society to lower the childhood (and adult) obesity rates?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Jul. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by older at 1:15 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by toriandgrace at 1:16 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
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Answer by MandyOs at 1:24 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:26 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
I agree with MandyOs, the portion sizes are ridiculous. When my DH & I go out to eat, were generally share a meal. We went to one restaurant and split a burrito, and seriously, it was big enough to feed my entire family of four! My DH and I split it and still couldn't finish it.
What bugs me is plates, bowls, silverware, coffee mugs and drinking glasses keep getting bigger and bigger. No wonder portions are going up. Go look at the size of dinner platters made in 1950 compared to the one's made today. It's just weird.
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:30 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
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