Garrett W. California

Obesity in America

The Issue of Being Overweight

Dear Mr./Mrs. President,

I know that we've heard a lot of facts about America's obesity problems. It's basically common knowledge now that almost seventy percent of Americans are either overweight or obese. So, instead of telling you about obesity, I'm going to describe two reforms we might be able to make to reduce obesity in America. 

The first reform is to create a more balanced and harder exercise program. I believe that although obesity rates might be indifferent during the first couple of years, younger people who go through this new program will over all be less over weight. I also think that school should take a day or two going over obesity kind of like how they go over sexual education.

My second reform is to inform. I know that there are already a lot of programs and news stories trying to increase awareness of obesity, but the problem is that people are still gaining weight. A good example of the type of awareness programs that we need is Michelle Obama's Let's Move program. Starting in 2010 this program has already taken the first steps towards a healthier America.


Garrett W.

Works Cited: 

"Let's Move." America's Move to Raise A Healthier Generation of Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

"Overweight and Obesity Statistics." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.