Explore An Issue Presented In The Documentary Affecting Contemporary Society?

In the documentary Super-Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, there were many issues presented that are currently affecting contemporary society. These issues include, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and many more. The issue that I want to focus on is obesity, obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s which just shows how much people’s life styles have changed.

More than two-thirds of the United States adults are overweight or obese, and about a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school aged children are overweight or obese. Personally I believe that America is overloaded with takeaway restaurants and spend a lot of money on producing more and advertising. Obesity in America is always going to be around because they live in a society where it is normal to eat takeaway 2 to 3 times a week. School canteens in America contribute to this food that kids take in, they serve all the unhealthy foods that kids shouldn’t be having on a regular basis, the foods are serving are all mainly imported and food that just needs to be heated up. This sort of food isn’t good for us at all, especially for growing kids that should be eating lots of vegetables and fruit.

Most of the people in America don’t do any exercise, when you should be doing at least 30 minutes a day. There is a lot to say about the lifestyles and eating habits of Americans, but the obesity rates elsewhere, for example Australia are slowly rising…

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