The more access kids have with unhealthy food, is the schools because schools have junk foods and how hard is it to ask mom or dad for some money for they can get some chips, pop, candy and all those unhealthy snacks, and not getting yelled at by their parents. Because of obesity the number is increasing in America we should ban all junk foods from schools. More than 40 percent of children are over weight mostly because of unhealthy foods and lack of exercise. The parents should be more involved in the kids eating habits. They should talk with their children what they can or can’t eat on the school menus.
Schools around the world have different opinions toward junk food, to either provide it in schools or not. Many students do not qualify for school meal programs which leads to students to eat unhealthy junk food during lunch. If schools really want to stop child obesities, schools need to find a way to allow all students to be accepted for meal plans. It’s not fair for those students who do not get to eat a healthy lunch on a daily
Therefore, junk food should not be allowed in schools as it imposes health risks on children, lacks requirements for the nutrition contained in them, and without offering them, children would learn many morals/lessons. Although most food choose their meals based on taste/moods, it is important to look at the nutrition of what one is consuming as there can be many health risks. Quite often people choose “good” food by what they like when it actually is not “good” at all as it lacks nutritional value. These foods sustain them hardly any time leading to higher consumptions of calories that, on most occurrences, are not burned off. This is how extra pounds add up on people which can quickly and easily, if not addressed, lead to obesity.
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.
Unfortunately, when schools do have healthy ingredients, the food is usually prep... ... middle of paper ... ... in food in the cafeteria lead to clogging the arteries that eventually lead to heart diseases (Ardis). Nevertheless, artificial sweeteners have not been tested in humans and show kids they are healthier, rather than real sugar and real sweeteners, when in reality they contain ingredients that can cause cancer. To conclude, unhealthy foods in the cafeteria and the vending machines are the worst examples for the kids to maintain the healthy eating habits. Us Parents have to step in to make changes for our kids because in doing so would determine what kind of foods our kids are consuming. We do know for facts they are not getting the proper nutrients while in school, although they do spend in average of eight to 12 hours in schools.
Why Vending Machines Should Be Banned From Schools In “Hooked on ‘Caramel-Colored Gold,” Melody Nelson claims “Despite the increased awareness of the benefits of good nutrition, we are a nation hooked on junk food, and many school administrators are taking advantage of the situation ” (par. 3). Nelson propose a ban on vending machines in schools because junk food is unhealthy for children, and they risk future health problems. I agree with Melody Nelson and believe that vending machines should be banned from school campuses, because they sell unhealthy food, they cause more money to schools for hiring extra custodians, and they are affecting children learning abilities. First of all, these vending machines sell unhealthy food, which leads
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.
Another factor of food waste is the act limiting children’s caloric intake in the fight against childhood obesity; the government has overlooked the nutritional needs of students that are not obese. The worst part is that the children are still hungry despite the numerous fresh fruit and vegetables offered to the students. They chose to throw them in the trash instead of eat them. The new lunch program has become a national influence of more waste and hunger. Childhood obesity is on the rise, so understanding the directive behind government’s smaller portions is not difficult to recognize.
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.
People tend to blame socioeconomic factors and the mass media for their children’s weight problems. However, unhealthy family eating habits and a lack of family involvement in physical activity are major reasons for obesity in young children today. Although people will argue that a child’s diet and lack of exercise are the leading causes for obesity in children, some people believe that obesity in children is caused by socioeconomic factors. People insist that they are living in an environment that does not encourage healthy eating. This statement can true because fast food restaurants are more convenient and less expensive opposed to buying fruits and vegetables.