The picture above deals more with the negative feelings of physically not being able to participate in gym class with fellow peers. For my white paper, I would like to understand why there are so many children obese in America today. Is it from the lack of healthy foods offered at school or at home? Maybe the fact that children are participating to sports less than ever before? Or is it a more psychological problem, that kids receive negative emotional connections with overeating? My goal is to answer all three of these questions in my White Paper and find out what are the causes for child obesity and if all the new legislation being passed will actually help in the long run.