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  • 1. Did You Know???

2. 33.8% of Adults in America areclassified as Obese?17% of Children andAdolecence ages 2-19 areObese? 3. In Georgia alone, over 1million kids are Obese, andthat number continues to grow 4. The Obesity Crisis inAmerica: A Growing ProblemS 5. What is Obesity Obesity is simply weighing over the healthy limit for a specific height. Obesity can be measured in BMI, with and obese person measuring in at 30 BMI. Having excess body fat, people who are obese have a higher chance for health problems. 6. Problems Obesity in the United States is at an all time high and willcontinue to go up. Adults arent the only ones getting fat, the epidemic isnow spreading to children at an alarming rate. Obese children are developing diseases earlier in life. As a result of these diseases being developed, ourgeneration is predicted to be the first to not outlive itsparents. 7. Problems Cont. Diseases Heart Disease Stroke Type 2 Diabetes High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Numerousof Cancers(According to the CDC) 8. Problems Cont. This crisis affects everyones general health!: Will cost the U.S. $344 Billion dollars in health carespending by 2018, equaling 21% of this total spending. A study conducted by the Journal Health Affairs foundthat costs from hospitalization of pediatric obesitypatients had spiked from $125.9 million in 2001, to$237.4 million in 2005Cost taxpayers Billions of dollars a year due to reducedlabor productivity. 9. The Causes Environmental Factors: In some parts of the cities, its not safe to walk to work, orto even get exercise, depending on where you live.Bad health choices the parents make directly effect thechildren. Income Level: Food that is cheaper is less healthy. Families with low income levels have a choice tomake, Feed my family with fast, cheap food. or Buyhealthy food, but in doing so, make a big cut in the familybudget. 10. The Causes Cont. Genetics: Obesity can be inherited through disorders such asBardet-Biedl, and Prader-Willi syndrome. Not always a deciding factor in whether or not a childbecomes obese. Outside sources such as an abundance of food, helpthese genes kick in. 11. A Solution Physical Education: Mandatory physical education would give kids the chance to exercise every day at school. This is one class that school districts tend to drop first, fueling the obesity crisis. Decrease the Price of Healthy Food: If the price of healthy food is affordable for all, more people are likely to buy healthy food, even in low income areas. Take Junk Food out of Schools: Its a proven fact that diet contributes to your overall focus and well being. 12. 33.8% of Adults in America are classified as Obese17% of Children andAdolecence ages 2-19 areObese 13. Works Cited Hellmich, Nanci. "Rising Obesity Will Cost U.S. Health Care $344Billion a Year - USATODAY.com."News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. &World - USATODAY.com. Web. 04 Jan. 2012.. Holden, By Diana. "Fact Check: The Cost of Obesity - CNN.com."CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment &Video News. Web. 04 Jan. 2012.. "Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: Childhood: Solutions |DNPAO | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web.04 Jan. 2012.. "Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: Defining | DNPAO |CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. 04 Jan.2012. . "Obesity and Overweight for Professionals: EconomicConsequences | DNPAO | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and