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Your opinionated brother-in-law, Larry from the U.K., hears you telling your daughter to turn off the television and go outside to play. He intervenes, "Aw, leave her alone, she's just a kid. Sure, she's getting a bit...hefty...but that's just baby fat. Look at those cute, round cheeks! She's fine, and you worry too much."

continue your letter to Larry by explaining to him why childhood obesity is a major concern for children's health in the United States. Then, describe the ways that it can be addressed as a societal issue.

Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list.

1. Your ability to demonstrate your understanding of childhood obesity as a major health concern in the United States;

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Childhood obesity is a major health concern in the United States because it is the front runner for other chronic conditions and sadly is now considered an epidemic by the US government. The irony is that eating is a mandatory part of life but an individual's unique diet will create the foundation for good or poor health in future.

The truth is that the sedentary lifestyle for many young people is as commonplace, as it is for the general population. The body was not meant to be maintained in that fashion, where hunting, gathering, gardening and continual movement on the farm is more typical. Instead, diets are high in fat, sugar and lacking fiber-rich foods, fruits and vegetables is sadly lacking in most diets. High fat and sugar in the system can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic or debilitating conditions including fatal cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years and in 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

Many forces are in place now to positively impact this ...

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