A typical first-year college student, as described from research at OSU, often skip meals and lacks the recommended amount of fruit and vegetable intake ("News and Research Communications," 2011). Often students are too busy with their schoolwork to sit down and have a proper meal, and causing them to lean towards the “easy foods”, which is often ramen. Either college students go for the easy option, which is often ramen, or they are constantly eating the wrong type of foods. However, not only are college students doing this but so are many other people, thus creating our horrible culture of eating industrialized foods. I have friends who are in different completely different from Denison.
My hypothesis is that students eat unhealthy because it is more convenient for them. There is usually no time to cook a homemade meal and most college students are always in a hurry so it is easier to pick up takeout. Also most college students don’t know how to cook. I also believe that most college students don’t care if the food is unhealthy for them, as long as it tastes good. Hopefully, in the following pages I will uncover the wide world of college eating.
Childhood obesity is on the rise, so understanding the directive behind government’s smaller portions is not difficult to recognize. Since not all of our nation’s children are obese, therefore, each child has different nutritional needs. Some children burn more than the limited calorie guidelines, so they may still be hungry after lunch. When children are hungry, they may choose to eat items that they find at the convenience store after school; namely junk food. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is just an act.
Teenage Athlete Nutrition Today, our world is filled with food. While some are healthy, it seems like teenagers are more focused on the unhealthy foods. Yes, there are athletic programs; teens are still not eating the right foods they should be. They get the simple, easy to depend on, low cost foods which most likely are from fast food restaurants. Teenagers often pick the easy choice, which is why the obesity rate is rising in our state, including heart attacks and diabetes.
Although the eating habits vary from teenager to teenager, that is to say some eat too much while others eat too little, the general reasons as to why this fact is true needs to be examined and should be understood by everyone. Teenagers are unhealthy eaters because they eat to free themselves from boredom, they go out to eat to have a fun at night, and they eat because food is always available to them one way or the other. Some teenagers do not eat enough and when they do eat they eat junk food because it tastes better than "healthy" food. Truly, teenagers are not healthy eaters. Few people besides nutritionists and dietitians are aware of the reasons as to why the American people have such horrible eating habits.
From personal estimation, school nutrition has effect the lifestyle of the students that consume the food the school serves by their body’s condition and tedious habits. It has become common for the consumers of these foods to dismiss and forget about the nutritional value of what they are eating…or missing. The changes to the menu over the years have not been enough to help students keep up a decent condition in growth and health for their well-being. Overweight or obese children pose a higher risk physical and psychological health problems and economic concern for the country. Over the years, obesity has increased dramatically and is continually taking control of our nation.
To avoid gaining weight, freshmen should eat healthy, avoid alcohol, and maintain a positive moral. One of the problems that cause weight gain is the lack of parental supervision over what the student consumes. In college, a student can easily stock themselves in fatty snacks such as Twinkies, cookies, chocolate, and chips. Also, the all-you-can-eat buffet seems to most likely run out of the pizza, french fries, and ice cream before the salad. A students schedule sometimes plays a factor in the consuming of too many snacks.
According to the Prevention Institute, researchers fault junk food for the growing rates of high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. Chronic illness rates are sky rocketing for children who eat junk food regularly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts if this trend of unhealthy eating continues; “…one in three U.S. adults will have diabetes by the year 2050.” I... ... middle of paper ... ...cising can lead to a more energetic and social child, which can boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem. It is obvious to see why everyone, especially children need to eat healthy; children set the basics of there eating habits when they are still young, so it is very important to parents that they start there kid off on choosing healthy foods. If they start off on eating junk food; not only are they setting bad future habits, but they are also setting themselves up to do poorly in school.
The fast food advertisements, the lack of outdoor activities, and the decrease in parental controls all contribute to childhood obesity. Many of the food choices that these children make will leave long-term effects on their health and well-being. In conclusion all the health food options need to get out there in their advertisements so the children will see more of them rather than the fast food advertisements. There also needs to be more opportunities for the children to play outside and participate in outdoor activities. Again the parents also need to be more involved in their children’s lives, making sure their children and themselves are eating properly, enjoying the outdoors, playing outside and, getting a good amount of exercise.
Even though they are unhealthy the convenience is a much bigger asset to the teens. The high cholesterol foods in the pre-packaged meals contribute to the high blood pressure and frequency of heart attacks in the parents of these teens as well as the increasing weight of t... ... middle of paper ... ...en induce vomiting to purge the food from their bodies. Teenagers today have been introduced to convenience foods. Everybody will look for an easy way out once in a while, but these teens are taking that route too often with their diets. The increasing popularity of fast food restaurants makes the consumption of high fat and high cholesterol foods very enticing.