I love this post as it explains a broader picture of where we were and where we are now when it comes to obesity.
This is a difficult subject to write about because it involves subject areas that are politically sensitive. I will attempt to convey this sensitive material factually while attempting to be respectful. This is a very important topic that affects better than 30 percent of the adult population and approximately 18-25 percent of children. If we include the category “overweight”, the adult percentage shoots up to approximately 70 percent and the child/adolescent increases to approximately 33 percent.
A BRIEF HISTORY:
What changes have occurred over the decades that have lead to this current epidemic? From the 1950’s to the 1970’s food accessibility and selection was very different. We had significantly less fast food and less processed food. There were significantly less households with both parents employed full time. There was significantly more outdoor activity time and schools had more hours devoted to physical education.
Today, with the advent of technology, students and…
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