What is causing the obesity epidemic is far from simple. It appears to be related to a multitude of factors summarized here. Among the culprits:
- Portion size
- Eating out more often
- Fewer home-cooked meals
- More processed foods
- Too much sitting time: TV, video games, computers, on the job
- School budget cuts – physical education classes, e.g.
- Less activity during and after school – does anyone “play” outside anymore?
- Mindless eating – snacking on calorie dense foods — chips, crackers, cakes, cookies
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