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.
A combination of many factors are putting the public at a higher risk of obesity. Like Zinczenko, Obama states that misleading information, nonexistent nutritious family meals, and the availability of high calorie snacks at the local corner store have made for, “a lifestyle that’s dooming too many of our children to a lifetime of poor health and undermining our best efforts to build them a better future” (424). Zinczenko and Obama both show focus and interest in children 's health. Explaining that with the example of their parents children can easily live healthy and beneficial lifestyles or just as easily inherit habits from their parents that increase the probability of unhealthy
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.
School Nutrition “New School lunch standards implemented as a result of First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign have led to more than 1 million children leaving the lunch line, according to a new report.” (Elizabeth Harrington 3). Because of The Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act “ New meals are required to offer a whole grain,protein,fat free or low fat milk, fruits and vegetables”(Arit John 10). Even if the government regulates 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, schools should be responsible for providing a nutritious lunch children will eat. The Government regulates school lunches
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.
Obesity is a medical term, commonly defined as being extremely overweight, which is only half the case. (www.wikipedia.com) Many parent’s ask if their child is obese, or at risk of becoming overweight, and they ask what to do about it. MD, Dennis Clements tells parents: “Obesity is a family event, not an individual event”. This problem has fueled debates and court cases. Most of the time parents of obese children are obese themselves, and if it is not a medical issue it could be a mental health problem that causes them to eat everything that they eat.
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.
Children eat the quickest meal with the most sugar and fat (among other unhealthy ingredients). This habit needs to be broken to take better care of the children today. Children are eating snack cakes and other junk foods at school instead of the breakfast/lunch that is offered causing bad habits and a poor diet. The children of America are suffering from the effects of malnutrition and yet, society does not help them to better understand or give higher grade options for them to choose from. 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.
For example, some schools prohibit junk food in vending machines, snack bars, and concession stands. According to American Journal of Public Health, “Soda is widely considered to be a contributor to the increase in obesity because it has been associated with excess energy intake and weight gain in several cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies.” In other words, junk food leads to laziness and weight gain if contributed on a daily basis. Having junk food in schools could become very costly for students by buying junk food every day for lunch. Students can always bring a healthy lunch from home. Schools around the world have different opinions toward junk food, to either provide it in schools or not.
Although, genetic factors and inactive lifestyle are factors, obesity is mainly caused by the body consuming more food than it can use. “Every day almos... ... middle of paper ... ...ast food industry plays a big part in contributing to child obesity, because of the lack of effort to decrease the fat, salt, sugar content, and portions of their meals. They are also to blame for the excessive marketing directed toward young children through media and advertising. They have infiltrated the minds of children to trust fast food icons such as Ronald McDonald and to start bad eating habits at an early age that will carry over into their adulthood. Although the fast food industry is a largely linked to the growth of child obesity, they can not solely take the blame.