Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Childhood Obesity

As a member of the NAACP ( I want to inform everybody I know about a problem facing today's youth. That problem is obesity! The NAACP and Michelle Obama are some of the major forces leading the fight against childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is a leading problem in African American communities. What are the factors? As an advertising major, I would argue that it has a lot to do with the advertisements. Just browse through an Ebony magazine and compare those food ads to the food ads in a People magazine. Notice anything? Food advertisements target us especially with terrible food products. Not to mention cheaper food is usually unhealthier and African Americans are suffering from unemployment rates higher than any other race in the country. Childhood obesity is directly related to our geography and socio-economical statuses as well. How do we fix this? Well here is a start: answer the questions to the survey at the website posted below... this is the start. The NAACP is working towards uniting a group of activist to fight for change in public school lunches and the governments who also play in this epidemic. Parents are not supposed to bury their children, but if we don't start making healthier choices a lot more will... CLICK THE LINK