Libr 1101 kayla, colunda, jalese, & keira 1

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Powerpoint presentation about childhood obesity, why it is so important, and what should be done to stop the epidemic.

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Libr 1101 kayla, colunda, jalese, & keira 1

  1. 1. ITS NOT ANOPINION…………..ITS FACT Tripled in the last 30 years!!!
  2. 2. FACTS According to Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports on obesity (PreventingChildhood Obesity: Health in the Balance and Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?) : • Childhood obesity has increased dramatically over the last three decades, and conditions in many communities continue to act as barriers to healthy eating and adequate physical activity.• Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that has adverse and potentially long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and communities. • Overall, more than 16.3 percent of children and adolescents aged 2– 19 are obese. • Obesity is so prevalent that it may reduce the life expectancy of today’s generation of children and diminish the overall quality of their lives. (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/westga/docDetail.action)
  3. 3. The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 kids now considered obese
  4. 4.  There are several similar tax proposed to reduce the weight of our young children. Seven states impose special taxes or fees on soda and soft drinks Ten states has exclude certain high-fat and high-sugar edibles ("junk food")http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/olrdata/fin/rpt/ 2002-r-1004.htm
  5. 5. • This will reduce health carecost• Raise money (Reduce deficit)• Promotes overall wellness http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/27/fat-tax-healthcare-business-washington-obama.html
  6. 6. • Would hit the lower class too hard• Bigger people should deal withthis problem on their own• Will not really control the badbehaviorhttp://www.taxpayersalliance.com/economics/2011/10/fat-taxes-solve-problem-designed.html
  7. 7. WHY TAX???? Implementing a tax onjunk foods will discourage and decrease theconsumption of foods and beverages that have minimal nutritional value, such as sugar-sweetened beverages.

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