Adult and Childhood Obesity Affiliation Adult and Childhood Obesity Adult and childhood obesity is a major problem in the United States. The problem is most prevalent in children and teenagers. The number of obesity cases reported have increased significantly. To the nursing profession, the problem is important since the field is faced with problems to minimize the trends of the issue due to their effects on patients. The realization of the obesity was flagged as significant in 1980. However, regardless of the importance of the problem not much has been done to reverse the trend.
In 2012, studies showed obesity cases tripled since 2008 (CDC, 2014). From the data it is clear the regulatory policies should be reversed or changed. The consumption of fast foods and supersized drinks and meals is the greatest cause of obesity (CDC, 2014). Laws created to minimize the consumption of these meals and drinks have not been effective. Consequently, more stern laws that curb the production of such diets to the consumer market should be developed. This is based the increased consumption of fast and supersized foods and drinks increase the obesity cases reported.
As at 2012, 12.5% of children between the ages 2-19 are obese (CDC, 2014). The obesity problem has become a major problem in the society and medical field. In addition, the regulations put in place are not effective enough to reverse the trend. The goal of the study to find more objective solutions to the problem and reverse the trend. In addition, the problem should be addressed more intensely in children since obese children are more likely to be obese adults later in life.
The most functional option to consider is to limit the production and supply of supersized foods and drinks, and fast foods. Government medical sites have recorded data on the issue. For instance, the CDC have cited data that show the prevalence of the problem since 2008. The state level of government should be directly involve with problem. Different states may put in place different strategies to curb the problem. ReferenceCenters of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014). Childhood Obesity Facts. Retrieved from http: //www. cdc. gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts. htm