OBESITY IN AMERICA
THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC
WHAT IS OBESITY?
 Obesity is a medical
condition in which
excess body fat has
accumulated to the
extent that it may have
...
HOW MANY
 72 million Americans
are obese (2/3 of
America)
 1 in 4 people are
obese.
 The numbers are
rapidly increasing.
THE IMPACT
 It is affecting our kids.
 Obesity has lead to
numerous health problems.
(diabetes, cholesterol,
death, disa...
WHY HAS IT GONE THIS FAR?
 Life Style Choices: stress,
lack of self awareness, little
devotion, or lack of
education can ...
McDONALD’S AND OBESITY
 12,804 McDonald’s in America
 Corporations are tricking their
customers into eating this life-
t...
SCHOOLS AND OBESITY
 “Schools have a lot to do with the influence on what kids eat/
so they could be very powerful in fig...
PREVENTION
 Make people aware
about the issue
 Be responsible about
your own health
 Make good choices
about diet and e...
THERE ARE 72 MILLION
AMERICANS OBESE. IT’S TIME
TO MAKE A CHANGE.
THERE ARE 72 MILLION
AMERICANS OBESE. IT’S TIME
TO MAKE A CHANGE.
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  1. 1. OBESITY IN AMERICA THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC
  2. 2. WHAT IS OBESITY?  Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
  3. 3. HOW MANY  72 million Americans are obese (2/3 of America)  1 in 4 people are obese.  The numbers are rapidly increasing.
  4. 4. THE IMPACT  It is affecting our kids.  Obesity has lead to numerous health problems. (diabetes, cholesterol, death, disability, heart disease, forms of cancer, chronic health problems)  U.S National Institutes of Health spends over $120 billion each year relating the treatment of obesity  Obesity= 300,000+ deaths yearly
  5. 5. WHY HAS IT GONE THIS FAR?  Life Style Choices: stress, lack of self awareness, little devotion, or lack of education can lead to stress hormones that are dangerous to health, overindulging in food, and lack of physical activity.  Hereditary obesity: caused from parents, do to their eating habits and lifestyle.
  6. 6. McDONALD’S AND OBESITY  12,804 McDonald’s in America  Corporations are tricking their customers into eating this life- threatening food, just so they can make a profit.  “Companies have encouraged overeating and under- exercising with their aggressive advertising, and large portion sizes.”  Many restaurants including McDonald’s are in progress of making a big change  fast food companies impact on obesity means their help is required to achieve prevention
  7. 7. SCHOOLS AND OBESITY  “Schools have a lot to do with the influence on what kids eat/ so they could be very powerful in fighting obesity”  What the schools serve, and what their peers eat around them, could have a much bigger influence on what they eat at home  If Corporations made the switch to healthier food, that could be bigger profit for them since many schools are trying to become healthier  “Many school systems are eliminating required physical education.” If healthy food in schools is increasing, why should that be a reason for physical activity to decrease?
  8. 8. PREVENTION  Make people aware about the issue  Be responsible about your own health  Make good choices about diet and exercise  Set a good example to others, it will impact them which will impact many more
  9. 9. THERE ARE 72 MILLION AMERICANS OBESE. IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE.
  10. 10. THERE ARE 72 MILLION AMERICANS OBESE. IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE.
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