Teen and Child Obesity – a Florida Health Problem . . . a National Health Problem


In Florida and other States, there is a health issue out there that affects every community. It is teen and child obesity. With a fast food restaurant and convenience store on every corner in commercial districts, it has been far too easy for parents and children alike to get to and eat unhealthy foods loaded with fat and carbohydrates. This combined with the inactivity involved with sedentary pursuits like video games, Facebook, Internet, texting, and watching television has led to teen and childhood obesity. Michelle Obama has been a spokesperson against teen obesity and a proponent of healthy eating and living for children. It is a tough issue to tackle and address since the problem is so widespread. You can read more about this topic at Michelle Obama Reveals Goals of Childhood Obesity Task Force.