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Obesity is on the rise, and it is becoming more and more of a national health concern. It effects more than 1/3 of the population, and an additional 1/3 is overweight

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Obesity Obesity is on the rise, and it is becoming more and more of a national health concern. It effects more than 1/3 of the population, and an additional 1/3 is overweight. With obesity becoming more and more of a problem each year, the American population is going to suffer from a catastrophic health emergency. What is obesity? Obesity is a heath condition where the subject has an abnormally large amount of fat for their height. A person who has a body mass index of over 30 is classified obese by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Who does obesity affect? Obesity affects 1/3 of all classes of Americans. ...read more.

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Government should get involved in the managing of its people's diets because they will not do it on their own. If the U.S. government stepped up their campaign on obesity, many of the country's obese people could stop getting heavier and/or shed pounds. I think that the problem with people in our country is the lack of motivation to diet and exercise. I believe that the public policy for people would be that people that exercise regularly should be rewarded. I believe that people who put forth effort in an exercise program should be rewarded with tax deductions. This would bring a lot more people into the world of exercise. ...read more.

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This is the other side of the two-part equation. After being thoroughly educated about dieting, Americans must have access to the information to be able to know what foods are good or bad and why. Knowing how to read is not relevant if there is nothing to read. Same concept applies to diets. How is it being addressed? The Surgeon General identifies the following 15 activities as national priorities for immediate action. Individuals, families, communities, schools, worksites, health care, media, industry, organizations, and government must determine their role and take action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. The policy includes... Spending more governmental money on the promotion of diet and exercise. Currently, McDonalds alone spends more money on advertising their high-calorie products than the USDA spends on promoting 5 fruits and vegetables a day. ...read more.

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