The American Plight of Childhood Obesity


Over the past few months, some of the most widespread conversations in America have revolved around President Trump, immigration, foreign policy, and other political matters.

However, recent reports from The Hill affirm that America may, indeed, have bigger fish to fry.

An Overview of the Current State of Childhood Obesity

Virtually everyone has heard the phrase (or a paraphrase) which states: the children are our future. However, the health of America’s children plays a significant role in the quality of the previously mentioned future. Unfortunately, far too many children of today experience obesity and its subsequent consequences.

WebMD data moreover affirms the series of health complications which become likelier for obese individuals. Some of the aforementioned complications include, but are not limited to, strokes, diabetes, heart diseases, sleep apnea, and even breathing problems. Suffice it to say, something must change. The current trend of obesity amongst children cannot continue on its current path.