Name: Institution: Professor: Date: Why Are Children in The US Getting More Obese in The 21st Century? One of the biggest challenges for people’s health in the 21st century is childhood obesity. Obesity and overweight are used synonymously though they differ. While obesity is the condition of having excess fat in the body overweight is referred to as having excess body weight for a certain height from bones water or fat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Currently in US one out of three children is overweight. From year 2011 – 2014 it was reported that children between the age of 2 – 19 the prevalence is fairly stable. About 12.7 million children and adolescents were affected ("Childhood Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC"). This shows the great extent in which the child obesity is affecting children. The big question remains why are children experiencing Overweight & Obesity | CDC") (Jessica Firger) ("Overweight in Children") Work cited : American Heart Association. (2014). Accessed August 2014. Overweight in children. (on-line) Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp#.WeQtIbVx3IU "Childhood Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 Apr. 2017 www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. Jessica Firger Jessica. "Severe Childhood Obesity on the Rise in U.S. Study Shows." CBS News - Breaking News Live News Stream 24x7 7 Apr. 2014 www.cbsnews.com/news/in-the-us-childhood-obesity-is-a-heavy-burden/. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. "Overweight in Children." American Heart Association - Building Healthier Lives Free of Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke 5 July 2016 www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp#.WfLUhjtRXIU. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. "Causes and Consequences of Childhood Obesity." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 15 Dec. 2016 www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/causes.html. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. "Cultural Resistance to Fast-food Consumption? A Study of Youth in North Eastern Thailand." PubMed Central (PMC) 3 May 2011 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086925/. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. "Adult Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 29 Aug. 2017 www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. Accessed 27 Oct. 2017. [...]
Synthesis writing. Students are reminded to start with a question. Their assignment is starting with the question Why are children in the US getting more obese in the 21st century? (you may change the question around. for example "the cause of obesity in American children.)" You have to use the three articles provide by the instructor. I will provide articles.