By: Rebecca Hanson
Causes of Teen Obesity
Lack of exercise
Fast food is Responsible for Teen Obesity
13% of teenagers are obese, because of fast food. Fast food is responsible for teenage obesity. Fast food places are where you gain the most weight because it has the most fat and calories. I believe fast food is responsible for teen obesity because it’s cheap, unhealthy, and it tastes good. Some teens eat more fast food than other teens.
First, fast food is responsible for teen obesity because it’s cheap. Most fast food places make their food cheap, so people like teens will buy more of the food. Others buy MC Donald’s because it’s a quick ready dinner for parents to serve to their teens. Parents buy their teens the fast food so they don’t have to cook in the kitchen and they don’t have to do the dishes. For example McDonalds has a dollar menu and all their other foods are not very expensive. McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, and KFC all have value menus. This means they have food under a dollar. Statistics shows that there are 160,000 fast food restaurants in America. There are about 50 million people who get served fast food daily. That is about half or a little more than half of the people in America who eat fast food. Fast food is not only cheap but is easy to get, you just drive and you have your food.
In conclusion, fast food places should make healthier food for not only teens but also everyone to choose from. “Fast food is simply tasty, ready-cooked meals packed to go. Fast food has been around since the early 1900’s, but its popularity sparked and grew in the 1940’s with the birth of good ole’ Mickey D’s; quick food priced cheaply.” As you see fast food is a cause of teens being obese. Fast food is responsible for teen obesity because it’s cheap, unhealthy, and it taste good. Teens should lay off all the fast food and try to find something healthier to eat.
Fast Food is Responsible for teen obesity
13% of teen are Obese in the United States.
If you eat healthy food you have a less changes of becoming obese