Childhood obesity is a nationwide epidemic, that gets worse every year. While many people do not realize this is such a big problem it is slowly becoming more and more prevalent in America’s everyday life. One of the biggest effects of this is the consumption of sugary drinks. If American’s were to put age restrictions on sugary drinks childhood obesity would go down over time.
One of largest epidemics nationwide is the overwhelming amount of children suffering from childhood obesity. While childhood obesity is because of the foods they eat are processed and high in saturated fats the biggest factor is the large consumption of sugary drinks such as sports drinks and juice, as their is little to no nutritional value. Childhood obesity would significantly decrease if sugar drinks were eliminated from a child’s everyday diet by putting an age restriction on it the same way there is an age restriction on tobacco and alcohol.