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Unformatted text preview: Daniel Kelleher March 1, 20011 Physical Education in 2020 Extra Credit Assignment KSF Obesity's effect on Physical Education in 2020 Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States over the past few decades. Nearly 10 million teenagers and children in the United States between the ages of six to nineteen are considered overweight. If this continues by the year 2020, the number of obese and overweight children in the United States will be astronomical. I believe the only the way to stop this trend in society is to put a new emphasis on increasing physical and health education in schools. Increasing physical activity and healthy dieting are the only ways to prevent obesity. I feel that physical education should be required for all students every day and be just as important as any other subject. Schools must play a critical role in increasing physical activity by offering quality, daily physical education, and other opportunities to recreate. Physical education not only gives children an opportunity to be active, but it teaches students the required skills they will need in...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Mccabe during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.
- Fall '07