America is fat. America is like really REALLY fat. When did this begin? Well, it’s been an issue for several years now. The main issue is it’s taken us this much time to realize it and try to find a way to resolve it. For many of us here in America, food is plentiful and we take that for granted by eating everything in sight and not thinking about the harmful effects certain food will have on our bodies.
An article from National Geographic written by Cathy Newman called “Why are we so fat?” helps explain the main issues about this topic. She states “today one out of three Americans is obese, twice as many as three decades ago, and enough for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to declare obesity an epidemic.”
Many people don’t think it’s an issue because it’s their body and they can do whatever they want to it. However, children are growing up unhealthy due to that mentality. Yes. Those children that will be the next great leaders of this country are growing up obese. About 17% of children are considered obese in America alone. When will a change be made?