In many countries, children are becoming overweight and unhealthy. Some people think that the government should have the responsibility. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Healthy citizens are a major factor in a country's development. Developed nations are facing an obesity epidemic. One can argue, that the
government
should take necessary steps to curb
this
problem. I agree that the
government
should aware more people about a healthy lifestyle and take ownership.
Firstly
, children are becoming obese and unhealthy because of increasing adulteration in
food
.
Although
this
might not be the only problem, but it is a major one.
For example
, foods are frequently tested positive for lead and mercury in developing countries. These pollutant attack our metabolism and kills gut bacteria,
hence
increasing weight.
In addition
, recent studies have shown the link between lead consumption and cancer.
Government
should increase the penalty on
food
business found adulterating.
Also
, there should be frequent visits by the health inspector on all
food
businesses and restaurants.
Secondly
, in developing countries, health is more dependent on factors which
government
can control.
For instance
, clean water, minimal pollution and proper medicines. If we look at India, the most common diseases are polio, dengue and malaria. All of these can be controlled by proper measure taken by the
government
.
For example
, awareness programs should be introduced in every state to educate people on these issues.
Furthermore
, free vaccine camps for children should be run.
This
can kill diseases at a very young age. To conclude, unless
government
takes the necessary steps,
this
problem will only escalate. In order to promote a healthy lifestyle, It is their responsibility to provide each citizen with good
food
and medicines.

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