Mr. Rich Brenton
US History II
The Fat Truth
Over the years, childhood obesity in America has changed it's target from children living in urban areas to children living in rural areas due to education differences, technology, food variety, and Infrastructure in areas of the United States. In fact, the truth is that farm life is not as it use to be in America. Now, an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and the latest video game is the life of the average child living in rural America. Childhood obesity is on the rise in all areas of the United States, however, in rural areas of America, childhood obesity is rising at an alarmingly fast rate. The results of several surveys conducted by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services clearly show that a a child living in an urban area of the United States is better off when it comes to weight control. Upon researching the causation of such results, it is somewhat evident why Rural American kids are more likely to be obese than urban American kids.
The United States is a large country , which means that every corner of the United States is different. Some areas are rural while others are urban. An urban area does not only differ from a rural area by geography, but the education, income, diet, and even the average age is different from that of a person living in urban America. According to the USDA, per capita income of rural areas of the United states in 2008 was $31,108 and per capita income of urban United States in 2008 was $41,95. Also according to USDA, earning per job in rural America was $36,180 in 2008, and earnings per job in urban America was $52,699. It is rather obvious that urban Americans get a significantly better pay than rural Americans. If one has a higher education, then they will most likely have the higher paying job. Thus, it can be inferred that rural Americans are not educated as well as urban Americans. About 25% of children did not even complete high...