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25 grams of fat, 35 mg of cholesterol, and 52 gram of carbs; these are just a few health facts for a McDonalds Happy Meal. However, this happy meal only consists of 4 chicken nuggets, a small fry, and an 8 ounce 1% milk. This accounts for 38% of an average persons fat intake per day. Childhood obesity is a big problem in the United States with 1/3 of children overweight or at risk of becoming over weight; according to mayoclinic.com which I accessed on the 5 th . The increase in childhood obesity is also linked to the decrease in physical activity that children are participating in. Accessed on the 5 th , the Institute of Medicine stated that (quote) , “weight gain results when energy expenditure is consistently exceeded by energy intake over time.
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Unformatted text preview: Achieving energy balance is important for children so that energy intake is equal to energy expenditure”. This promotes normal growth and development. Childhood obesity is becoming a larger problem as the year’s progress and with the support of volunteers the YMCA can help our children become healthier and happier Body Statistics Programs like young guns – education – promotion of psychical activity Less health problems – higher self confidence Volinteer – child care – teen camps – just a psychical presence – good role model conclution thesis why is it important – our children are our future attention grabber...
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