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What is The Government Doing?
I find it so crazy that the United States is number one in the world in obesity! In 2001, there was a percentage of 61% obesity among adults. Although there were many administrations that declared to deal with the obesity problem, the percentage rose to 68%. There was obviously not enough being done by these administrations according to the Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity”(Novak). Is the Federal Government doing anything to stop it? Why is Obesity such a big issue in the United States? I know there is many people that are obese but why is it that the United States is considered number one in the world? To answer that, I did some research on things that are being done to solve this problem. I found out that our first lady Michelle Obama had a program called the Let’s Move Campaign to Tackle child obesity, which did become very famous, and many people know about it, but perhaps they weren’t efficient; I no longer hear about it, I wonder if people still know about it? The government did implement many policies and programs such as labeling on packaged foods and labeling on restaurant menus. (Novak) These efforts may be positive and effective, but are they enough? Obesity is causing many people to become very sick and for people to have diabetes, which to me is a big deal as many people in my family suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a life changing sickness, which I have seen and have dealt with first hand with my grandma. I know it is different when you get it as an elder, but I can only imagine getting it when you are still young. I also have an aunt and cousin that suffer from obesity, and they don't do anything about it. They continue to eat the same and aren't doing any kind of exercise. This really hurts me, and perhaps some kind of legal action should be done to change these peoples lifestyle. There are many disagreements on whether or not the government should do something. Some argue that It is up to the person whether or not they care for their health enough to do something for their own good. Others argue that yes, the government...

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