Click here to read the article entitled “Overweight and Obesity Statistics” published by the USDHHS. Analyze the article and answer the following:
- In a paragraph, summarize the article overall.
- What two things did you learn from this article?
- After reading this article, what would you tell someone who eats a poor diet and has some of the risk factors for overweight and obesity? Do you think cultural differences can contribute to what foods are habitually eaten?
Americans are eating “junk” food such as fast food, cookies, and chips in place of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. How, in your opinion, are fast food or junk food items linked to diseases? Can these foods compromise your nutritional status? Is there a way to measure if junk foods may be negatively affecting your health?