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Transcript of Obesity

Background Information
Obesity- Should it be seen as a Disease?
Are people lacking motivation to maintain a nutritious life style?
People are lacking energy balance. The same amount of IN and energy OUT over time = weight stay the same. More energy IN than energy OUT over time = weight gain. More energy OUT than energy IN over time = weight loss.
As we've mentioned before, hours or sitting and relying on cars are some causes that lead to obesity. Some other causes are lack of sleep, people who sleep less eat more.
Why is this generation more prone to obesity rather than others?
we have way more fast food !
since 1970 the amount of fast food restaurants has doubled, there are now about 300,000 establishments in America alone.
what influences impact the everyday choices you make regarding nutrition and exercise?
What influences impact everyday choices you make?
The political economy makes cheap unhealthy food and goods and they advertise on TV while millions of views are watching. When the economy is down some families don't make enough money to feed their families and are forced to eat unhealthy.
A person is considered obese when they are 20% (or more) above normal weight for their age and height
Your BMI stands for your Body Mass Intake, and calculates the appropriate weight for your height, age, and gender
A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese
Yes, Obesity should be seen as a "disease" because...
Fast Food Corporations are multi-billion dollar industries that influence the American Economy, decrease the unemployment rate, and make a number of donations to various charities
1999-2008: annual number of times individuals bought fast food products rose from 26.61 to 32.76.
fast food greatly influences many americans to go with what taste great and not whats healthy!
technology influences many when it comes to exercising, we now have made everything more efficient but not healthier. for example: online shopping, having desk jobs(sitting on the phone and computer all day), banking online,and schooling online etc..
video games have influenced this generation to become less active by staying in, hooked to the computer or TV screen instead of making better choices like going outside and being active.
convenience made a healthier life much harder
59% of children's fast foods do not meet the nutritional standards of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Governments could slow or even

reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market of fast foods.." -Robert De Vogli of UC Davis
Consuming fast food products has been linked to Cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and cholesterol, Diabetes, and other major health issues
Fast Food Industry
How has the Fast Food Industry impacted the rise of Obesity in American Society?
Fast food products are high in calories, saturated fats, sodium and sugar.
Factors: Stress, Improper eating habits, lack of sleep and exercise, poverty, genetics, health conditions, medical drugs, etc.
What are the Pros of classifying Obesity as a disease?
communities would receive funding to improve patients health
could prevent/begin national campaigns to improve health conditions of citizens
What are the Cons of classifying Obesity as a disease?
lack of self-responsibility
potentially lose hope in improving their "medical condition"
A lot of the time people don't have time to make a meal that's healthy for them.
One key factor is the way you live your everyday life. The lifestyle you live and the behavior you have on life. If you dont have the motivation to get in shape, you won't.
A lot of parents use the same techniques they learned as a child, which usually meant their parents told them to "eat everything off your plate or you can't get up."
Can School Lunches Contribute to Obesity?
A recent study found that children who regularly ate school lunches were 29 percent more likely to be obese than others who brought lunch from home.
Yes, people are lacking motivation if they are living an inactive lifestyle. If there spending hours in front of the Tv, computers, hours sitting working and don't have the energy to move they are mostly to be overweight.
Most people are very lazy and rely on their cars to take them to one placee to another. Another cause of being overweight is their work environment. Hours of sitting is very unhealthy for your bodies.
we have plenty of distractions!
most of the younger generations dont have many responsibilities outside of school and sports!
Improper eating habits of course and other main one is genetics. People vary in their genetic makeup and some people inherit traits like tallness, broad-shouldered and even being fat. If becoming fat was in your genes you would have to work so much harder to avoid obesity.
What causes obesity?
the environment - is there sidewalks to walk on or ride your bike
restaurants serve way to much food, almost double the amount you should.
healthy food is to expensive
food is everywhere
Being obese could also lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, colon cancer and other health problems.
The school-lunch kids also were less likely to participate in active sports like basketball, moderate exercise like walking, or team sports than their home-fed counterparts.
Most school lunches are not prepared from scratch and don’t use fresh fruits and vegetables, but prepared with a “heat and serve” mentality.
Can Better School Lunches Lead to Slimmer Kids?
we cant do simple math!!
The government recommends 1,600 calories a day for the average woman and 2,200 for men. In 2000 our reported daily calorie consumption was 1,877 for women and 2,618 for men, 300 calories more than we need.
Statistics Through the Decades
1950- 1960: 33% of US adults were overweight
1970: 11.3% adults obese, 6.1% preteens and teens obese
1979: 14.3% of US adults were obese
1988-1994: 23% obese and 56% overweight
2000: 33% of Americans obese
2013: 16-33% children in the US are obese
What's in your Happy Meal?
Proportion sizes are sometimes more than twice the recommended size
"Students who participate in the school lunch program tend to be more obese in general..." -Daniel Taber, research scientist of Health Policy Center in University of Illinois
Federal regulations limit fat to 30 percent of lunch calories, but hundreds of school districts have fed children fattening, salty and nutritionally deficient meals and face infrequent oversight.
CIR analysis shows 60 percent of the school lunches reviewed by the state in the past five years failed to meet at least one federal nutritional requirement.
Some schools struggle to source healthy, local food to help combat childhood obesity.
Obesity in conclusion...
American society is suffering from an epidemic of obesity. The source to blame has been debated for over a decade. The question remains, "Should obesity be considered a disease or self- inflicted?"
We've come to the realization that media and corporations have severely impacted peoples choices regarding a nutritious lifestyle.
Fast food industries have taken a large role in the rising rates of obesity, providing products that are harmful to citizens of all ages.
Society has neglected the importance of Exercise, resulting in other aspects consuming people's lives.
Schools have a large impact in the lives of modern students and have more obligation to reduce the rate of obese students and should take more action.



The government would have more incentive to shut down Fast Food establishments
No, Obesity should not be seen as a "disease" because...
BY: Star, Tia, Caitlyn and Yun
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