Posts Tagged ‘Fat’

Fat Asians

December 31, 2007

More Asian American youth becoming obese

Despite the stereotype Asians are petite and skinny, studies show this population is rapidly becoming overweight _ so much so that a state agency is targeting Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in a campaign. Asian Americans have the fastest growing rate of overweight and obese children, according to the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training.

That’s not a hard statistic to come up with. It’s easier to go from 100 to 110 then from 200 to 220 pounds (10%)

“Asian American families tend to be less physically active, more home-oriented and more screen-oriented than other groups, which can create obesity issues,” said Kris Perry, executive director of First 5 California, a state agency that recently launched an awareness campaign.

I dont know about that. If you go to any gym you’ll see Asians playing badminton and swimming. Also you should see kids that come to my house. They run up and down the stairs and jump on beds. I can’t keep up with them!

Fast food seems to be one of the culprits.

Come on kids, stop eating fast food. You can easily go get some Chinese bakery items or Banh Mi Vietnam or Tapioca or anything but Burger King! I always thought we ate in small portions compared to Westerners (a bowl of rice compared to a steak!)

Kids are just fat and lazy these days no matter what the race! Stop Eating!