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Health PSA. Dave Kim, Chris Boyle, Chris Arvanitis. Obesity Progression. The Obesity Epidemic. Obesity- excessive weight for one’s height. 45 million Americans are obese, 25% of U.S. population is overwei g ht. Causes a 50% greater risk of premature death.

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Health psa

Health PSA

Dave Kim, Chris Boyle, Chris Arvanitis

The obesity epidemic
The Obesity Epidemic

  • Obesity- excessive weight for one’s height.

  • 45 million Americans are obese, 25% of U.S. population is overweight.

  • Causes a 50% greater risk of premature death.

  • Caused by overeating, a lack of exercise, a low-thyroid level, or as a response to stress.


  • A healthy diet provides the right number of calories to keep one’s weight in a desriable range keeping the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water in the proper balance.

  • Fast food is a meal that is mass-produced and often sold by franchised restaurants.

Contributing factors technology
Contributing Factors: Technology

  • Consumers spent $25.1 billion on video games/accessories in 2010.

  • Total Facebook users: 155,701,780

  • The Average American watches 4 hours of television a day.

  • Average child watches TV for 1,680 minutes a week.


  • Fast food corporations generate approx. $165 billion in revenue annually.

  • There are 184,200 fast food businesses.

  • Advertising penetrates markets that cover all demographics.

Progression through generations
Progression through Generations

  • U.S. obesity rates show a slight increase from 1960 to 1980.

  • But more than twice as many U.S. adults were classified as obese in 2000 than in 1960.

  • Today 3 out of 10 Americans are obese.

Where to put the blame
Where to put the blame?

  • Obesity is a by-product of the American culture and economy.

  • Technology has had both a positive and negative effect on people’s health.

  • A healthy lifestyle begins as a child and these habits are instilled by adults.

  • The government can put a greater emphasis on health but it comes down to each individual to make a difference.

A healthier future
A Healthier Future

  • The government needs to instill healthy habits into schools, through better lunch options and a more rigorous physical education program.

  • Fitness can not be viewed as a burden but as a daily part of each person’s life. Small steps need to be taken each day for people’s health to improve.

Dietary changes
Dietary changes

  • Based upon height and weight, people need to set the amount of calories they need per day.

  • Home made meals can help people reach their health goals more efficiently and for less money.

The role of the family
The Role of the Family

  • In most families today, both the mother and father work.

  • For this reason, it becomes even more important for parents to help their kids understand what is healthy.

Work cited
Work Cited









  • Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders.

  • Basic Nutrition, Eating Right. An Introduction to Human Nutrition.