The United States is the leading country in obesity rates in the United States. On average, as Frumkin, Frank, and Jackson state, more than half of adults in the United States do not exercise on a regular basis. This laziness epidemic is spreading quickly to Chicago’s children, almost thirty percent of whom are obese, and almost twenty percent of whom are overweight, as a current CLOCC report informs. This obesity epidemic is due largely to over-eating and lack of exercise, as portions in America get larger and treadmills get less popular. Food in America, specifically Chicago, has come to be more of a pastime than a necessity. A prime example of this is the Chicago Public School system’s school lunch system, which offers two lunch options, in which students can participate in a second lunch after the first if desired, as published by the Chicago Public School website. This second lunch comes at a cost, of course. If this second lunch was not offered, students could save both on money and weight, and invest the money and time they would spend on the second lunch on useful recreational activities, such as for workout programs and athletic school activities to allow kids to be more active and counter these rising obesity rates. It is essential to solve the larger issue of obesity by starting with the children, as they will be the leaders of the future generation which can prevent this issue further by implementing larger health-conscious food and exercise programs to lower the obesity rate for the future.