Speech 4 - 25 grams of fat, 35 mg of cholesterol, and 52...

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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. 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. This problem affects everyone and may cause further problems in the future.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course COM 110 taught by Professor Riehl during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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Speech 4 - 25 grams of fat, 35 mg of cholesterol, and 52...

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