Obesity Rates are Soring
Did you know that more than 1/3 of U.S. adults (over 72 million) are obese and 17% of U.S. children are obese???
Obesity rates doubled for adults from 1980 to 2008 and tripled for children. What is causing this huge increase in obesity? People are becoming more educated that ever but they're still not learning proper health and nutrition. We live in a fast-paced society that continues to chose convenience over health. Food labels help force food manufactures into producing more fat-free and low sodium varieties, but who's actually reading the labels? Studies show that educated females with health concerns are the population that used food labels the most. Food labels are going to be taking on a new format soon to show exactly what added sugars are in the food and a more accurate serving size. Now we just need to break this obesity trend, take more time to think before we eat, and incorporate exercise into our daily life.