From the past few decades, eating habit of American youth has been changed significantly. Eventually, chips, bars, sweets have blowout into every corner of states. With the increased spending power of the American public, lifestyle has transformed. The modern lifestyle is providing convenience to the public, but it also carries the risk of chronic disease. Till 1970, 40 percent of America youth agreed that they do not take snakes frequently. By 2007, the figure changed to 10 percent. Ready to food, fast food and have changed the eating habit of adult owing to its convenience.
US health department is working on scientific research to get to know how the eating habit is affecting health such as obesity and weight gain. The researcher analysis is proposed to scale the wider range of possibilities, including fasting. However mini-meals, snacking, grazing is expected to be among the factors measured the three-meals-a-day model. As per analysis, Snacks may help decrease hunger and overeating at meals. Nonetheless, they can also push up the total calories someone consumes. Moreover, it also has become more generally acceptable to snack more places like at work meetings and while driving, walking, shopping.
To encourage the youth towards healthy food, public health officials have gradually considered government interventions, including junk food taxes and penalty. Mexico has considered maximum obesity rates in the entire world; therefore, special taxes went into effect in 2014 on foods including snacks and candies and sugary drinks. Among all sugary snacks like cookies, candies and cakes account for 12 percent, and sugary drinks account for 2 percent of average calories. Additionally, Manufacturers have strained to tap into Americans adult concern for health. Other than nutrition, the health department should consider public emotional or mental health benefits might be lost when people move away from meals. Mealtimes can be a time for socially connectivity; consequently, growth in snacking may be driven by the stress of busier lives.