17th April 2014 A nutritional issue in New Zealand society today is young people making poor nutritional choices for breakfast. There are many reasons why this occurs but one major reason is that some families cannot afford to feed their children a nutritional and healthy breakfast. Over the last few years, there has been a debate about breakfast being available in schools to address this issue. Breakfast in Schools is a program created, in order to provide children who go to school hungry with a healthy and nutritional breakfast. I believe that Breakfast in Schools is a good concept but it needs to be developed.
Obesity in America’s youth has become a huge problem in recent time. Schools have been trying to solve this problem but have not quite found the solution. There are a few things the schools have over looked or not changed to help the obesity problems such as, requiring more time for kids to have recess or physical education or healthier lunches for the students. Children all over the country in our nation’s schools are falling victim to the horrible epidemic of child obesity. The problem of child obesity has always been around but at smaller numbers, only in recent years have the numbers of children with obesity spiked.
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.
Many kids in America suffer from type 2 diabetes and obesity. Schools do not inform children enough on what they should know about to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Schools should give information about having a healthy lifestyle by what they offer kids for breakfast and lunch, offering health classes to children at young ages, and limiting the amount of unneeded material students are exposed to at school. Schools should educate children about what they consume from what they offer children for breakfast and lunch. “With many schools districts facing budget shortfalls, a quick solution has come from offering more profitable fast food” (Barboza 17).
Many schools districts now a days are starting to change their food systems to fast food. There is many different facts and opinions going all throughout the different school systems to change the student lunches. Schools should serve fast foods for school lunches for three main reasons: for one they are somewhat healthy, they would be better than the nasty old school food, and they could make more money for the school. Is Fast Food Healthy Lately, students at many different schools have been complaining about all the substandard foods that school is dishing out. Kids in many different schools are
The only reason majority of schools haven’t switched to a healthier lunch food supplier is because there are cheaper alternatives. Schools should switch their lunch providers to a healthier alternative. Should cost really determine how healthy students are? Many students skip lunch merely because of its low quality taste, and some students even protested a lunch providing company called Sodexo, which provides lunch for prisons as well as most schools. Schools that have switched are seeing an increase in students’ moods, productivity, and most importantly- grades.
Many families cannot afford the rising costs of lunch. It seems that many schools are not exactly happy with the new regulations being made by the USDA because many kids are still hungry at the end of the day, and many of them have extra-curricular activities after school. Michelle Obama thinks that cutting portion size is a good way to help with childhood obesity, but by doing this children are just unhealthy and hungry. Many people believe that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is not making a lot of progress in making school lunches healthy and cost efficient. In order to solve these problems, many families choose to have their child bring their own lunch to school.
Are the school lunches affecting the children’s health in a poor way? Studies have shown that the majority of schools are not serving the proper amount of food or even “good” food due to the cost. “Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach said that school lunches are, in fact, causing child obesity” (Schanzenbach). Schanzenbach also claims that the “Reduced-Lunches” also has a factor in obesity, due to student’s being able to purchase more unhealthy foods than usual. There are ways to boost up the school lunches to help benefit the students.
“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.
Sometimes parents can’t afford to buy a new toys for their children, so they go for the cheaper kids meal that will make their children happy for sure. Fast food restaurants use different sources to attract their audience, and most likely is to attract the youth people by using advertising on television, websites, etc. Even when the customer tries to go for the healthy food such as a salad, they do not know that a salad is not as healthy as they think. Everything that a fast food restaurant sells will appear cheap and healthy