Obesity: Americas New Disease
Obesity cases are rapidly increasing in the United States, especially amongst children and young adults. This piece examines several cases of child obesity, revealing that obesity can cause diabetes and other health problems. Obesity is a major problem among students, and this piece is important and relevant to all students. Children who are obese may face bullying in school and their self-esteem may be greatly affected. This piece is not a warning for society. Rather, it is an analysis of an epidemic that is completely out of hand. It is important for students to recognize the real dangers of obesity, and the likelihood that they could be victims of this disease at some point in their lifetime. Society must make a conscious effort to help those who are affected, rather than bully or make fun of them.

Author: Greg Kirmser

Interest Levels: 7 - 10

Reading Levels: 4, 6, 8