Schools need to focus on producing not only smart kids, but healthy ones as well. Kids rely on their schools to provide them with a nutritional meal, but often times are given unhealthy meals that lead to the obesity epidemic. Therefore, junk food should be banned in schools. There is no avoiding junk food advertisements because it shows up on social media, TVs, radios, vending machines, billboards, logos, etc. Companies spend on average $148 million a year on advertising in schools in commercials, equipment, vending machines, and rewards programs.
The majority of foods in the schools around the United States are junk food. The food a child consumes at a school is usually fattening and can lead to diseases mentioned before. Another problem with a child not eating properly is not receiving the vitamins and minerals he/ she desires. A change that was made to provide healthy lunches is to give the students one cup of fruits and a decent meal size. Schuna has done research as to why the lunches are a major health concern and she discusses ways to resolve and/ or prevent these health issues.
Overall, there would be almost 19 percent of students obese and or with diabetes in schools. Federal government believes that they could control the United States nutrition policy because they think parents cannot be trusted to teach their children how to make healthier dietary choices to meet their needs. In defiance of the government regulating school lunches to prevent obesity and diabetes, the government should not be able to regulate them because students are not happy with the new school nutrition requirements. Lunches now include fruits and veggies. Because of all the limits of fat and sodium those who crave something like French fries get baked sweet potato wedges and because of calorie restrictions, meat and carbohydrates portions are smaller.
“Direct subsidies to farmers for crops like corn soybeans keep the prices of many unhealth... ... middle of paper ... ...y school lunches are best because they teach children good food from bad. They could use those skills for future use. By teaching children across the nation at an early age can increase the chances of them carrying no diseases in the near future. Having to eat so much is problem and the authors have great ideas to help prevent over eating. Americans around the world need to stop eating so much because they play as a role model to the youth and young adolescents.
“One out of three children are obese.” (Harris) Junk food being sold in schools contributes to childhood obesity. Since various schools teach the subject health, and about healthy living in general, they should not be hypocritical. Saying to eat healthy, then selling junk food is contradictory, ironic, and perverse. Overall, completely banning junk food from being sold in
I can understand that schools often need extra budget to manage their expenses, but they can do other things like organizing concerts, plays etc to earn the money, rather than relying on these vending machines. I also believe that parents are equally responsible for their child’s poor nutrition and health, because they give money to their children for buying the junk food. However, some parents do care about their children’s health “Parents group in Philadelphia have successfully blocked a 43-million dollar contract with Coca-Cola, and others have forced schools to sell only nutritious snacks during lunch” (par.18). These kind of actions should be taken on an emergency basis nationwide, because this is the matter for our future, which relies on the well-being of the
Dunn 1 The need to rid schools of junk food Throughout the United States, concern of rising health issues is a popular topic. Over a progression of many years, American fast food chains and junk food companies have risen as a common means for food replacing homemade family meals. This quick and easy habit of buying cheaply made and sold foods that lack real nutritional value has been reason for increasing health issues. This habit is seen in children just the same as adults. Children eat the quickest meal with the most sugar and fat (among other unhealthy ingredients).
The school should receive help from it’s community so the children who go their have a place they can go and receive good quality information. “Schools get paid a kickback for every sugary soft drink or burger sold” (Barboza 24). Children usually apply what they learn from school to the real world because thats what they are taught to do. Kids who learn at school that junk food and fast food is ok so serve at breakfast and lunch will think its ok for them to eat it whenever they are not at school. In conclusion schools shouldn’t teach kids thats its ok to eat junk food and fast food by what they serve for breakfast or lunch they should be offering kids a way to better their life when at school and not at school.
With junk food so easily accessible it’s a big contributor to the rise in childhood obesity, what kind of nutritional example are they trying to set for kids. Children need to develop healthy eating patterns in and out of school, if public schools reduce the amount of junk food they provide it lowers the amount that the children can intake during school,
The flaw in this argument is that if students and their parents want their child to eat unhealthy foods, they can pack them in their lunch and bypass the schools health rules completely. By banning fast food at school, students have the right to eat in whichever manner they please, and may bring whatever they hunger for themselves. So basically if banned, students will bring their own fast foods anyways. If that were to be the case then the school would have to let them eat what they bring from home, but the school can’t afford to be an incorrect example in nutrition to the majority of the student population. As educational entity a school is, it should always work towards what benefits the most of its students and pupils; they should point to what really is beneficial for the majority.