How We can Stop our Children from Gorging on Fast Foods


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Essay #: 064848
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How We can Stop our Children from Gorging on Fast Foods
Offering solutions for the troubling situation in Canada and the United States
It is duly noted that North American youth tend to ingest far more fast foods than they should; this is particularly true for African Americans in poor parts of New York. The paper that follows looks at what can be done to reduce childhood obesity, which has become a significant problem in American society (National Cancer Institute, factsheet). The research methodology was a simple one entailing finding pertinent scholarly journal articles along with one well-respected government website. As research work such as James’ study on carbonated drinks makes clear, increasing retail prices is one option....
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