obesity_essayObesity has reached epidemic proportions globally over the past few years, with more than a billion teenagers and children being overweight. The major contributor to this chronic disease is the media (Keller 14). The media world, which children, youth, and a number of adults enjoy so much, by way of movies, video games, videos, and the internet have profound influence on their health. While the media gives people a chance to learn more and be entertained, some of the messages and images aired have been linked to socially inappropriate behavior and health concerns. Continue reading