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.
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.
“Our Schools need to start teaching kids how to be healthy.”- Unknown. School lunches have created a chronic problem in a school setting, and since it hasn't been fixed, 6-11 year olds have had a 17% increased chance of becoming obese (Centers for Disease control and Prevention). Most school districts don't even bother changing the food restrictions just so they can please their students. Unhealthy school lunches are a huge problem among children in the United States, it can cause obesity, stress, and many other problems. One problem among school lunches is how all the unhealthy foods build up over time and cause obesity.
There is 0% chance that a meal containing previously presented nutritional value and possible health damage can be beneficial for humans, especially not kids, because the body can’t extract any nutrient from it. What is a person without health? A person suffering from severe damages do to garbage camouflaged as food? This reason by itself could be enough to ban fast... ... middle of paper ... ...ers freedom of choice for the student and let’s them eat the way they choose. 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.
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
Junk food can cause high blood pleasure and diabetes, can causes people to have mood swings, and junk food cans also effect children in school with their grades and behavior. The most important reason why people shouldn’t eat junk food because in the future it gives people health problems. For example the body starts to gain weight that leads to body fat. With the high level of fat and sodium in junk food causes high blood pressure. High blood pleasure causes diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
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.
Over the years the school lunches have dropped their nutritional standards and our children are paying the price with their lives. The unhealthy food has made its way into the cafeteria and is now a main contributor to the rise in childhood obesity. Many schools serve these meals knowing the outcome. Even if the unhealthy food is unavailable in the cafeteria, it is available in the vending machine right outside the door. These poor standards are the main contributor to many of the over weight problems children are facing.
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.
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.