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Week 5, DQs - cholesterol and high blood pressure The CDC...

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Week 5, DQ 1 Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. What is the relationship of poor nutrition and childhood obesity to disease? What is the role of government, if any, to prevent this epidemic? Provide a rationale for your answer. Statistics prove that childhood obesity in America is at epidemic levels. Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has tripled…this equals to 1 out of every 3 children in America are overweight. Doctors agree that the root cause of obesity for children is that they are not eating nutritious foods. The other cause is that American children are not exercising enough on a daily basis. What does this mean?. ..the mixture of improper nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle in childhood ages will lead to serious adulthood health issues, like heart diseases, diabetes, high
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Unformatted text preview: cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The CDC and other governmental agencies have and continue to post about the childhood obesity epidemic. I do believe that our government also needs to look at the lunches served in our schools and to completely do away with vending machines at schools that sell soft drinks. I also believe that it is the primary responsibility of parents to be aware of this epidemic and offer more nutritious food selections for our children. I know that in this tired and hurried life that we all live in…it is much easier to hurry our children to a fast-food restaurant like McDonald’s than to have a healthy and nutritious home-cooked meal…but we have to think about the long-term harm that we are doing!...
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