Many realize the devastation that can happen to them or their families. If government agencies started to look at junk food like they did at Tabaco the world would be a healthier place to live. According to the USDA, one can of soda contains thirty-nine grams of added sugar. The recommended amount of added sugar for men is 37.5 grams and the recommended amount of added sugar for women is 25 grams. That means one serving for both men and women are above what the government recommends. Why is the government paying its poorest sickest population to drink something that it does not recommend? Lead them in the right direction by subsidizing fruit, vegetables whole grains. Send education packets teaching them how to balance a diet. Encourage planting fresh food and teach them how to live a healthy life style. Take care of the poor by helping them take care of themselves. Some things that the food stamp program allows its participants to buy include red bull Candy, Mixes for alcoholic beverages and artificial sweetener. All things that are known to be bad for the body and not recommended by doctor’s (Christopher). How can the administration say unhealthy food is not good for you, do not eat it but the government will give you money for the unhealthy food we do not
Junk food today has become such a large factor on today 's society, from small snacks to even our public schools are overwhelmed with junk food. I believe that public schools should have a healthier and stricter regulations on top of what they already have. In regard to food they sell and are serving. There are so many problems that are affiliated with an abundance of junk food being sold. With junk food so easily accessible it’s a big contributor to the rise in childhood obesity, what kind of nutritional example are they trying to set for kids. Children need to develop healthy eating patterns in and out of school, if public schools reduce the amount of junk food they provide it lowers the amount that the children can intake during school,
The United States Constitution states the government is obligated to promote the general welfare. The meaning of this statement can be simplified into creating and implementing laws which will benefit the general population. The government has recently done an inadequate job of providing its people with the information needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Not only has the government deliberately hidden information about the food available, but it has been infiltrated by the people who have completely taken over the food industry. By ignoring the current state of the food industry, the government is a key contributor to the nation’s diminishing health.
As Americans, we all take our own approach to food, but most of us have the same initial feeling about it. And that is that we live and eat an unhealthy lifestyle to one that is leading to the increase of obesity and other diseases. In just 28years the rate of obesity in children has raised from 6.9% to 19.6%. We take that childhood obesity into our adulthood with us. Not only is the obesity rates increasing, but so is our chance of developing diabetes along with hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease. People want to comment and have a say about the situation. But very few people want to take action and change the way our food today is processed and made accessible to us. The major argument people have is that they do not have the money for a healthier lifestyle. But,
The main reason why unhealthy foods appear to be so cheap and affordable is that the government is subsidizing the cost of the commodity crops that are used in the production of “junk food”. The most common subsidized commodity crops are “corn, soybeans, wheat, and rice” (Pollan 601). These subsidized commodity crops then make their way into the unhealthy food that is sold for little cost. After World War II, the government began to subsidize farmers for all the grains (a commodity crop) they could produce (601). Because the farmers were receiving money from the federal government, they could afford to sell their grains for less than it cost them to grow the grains (601). The government originally started the subsidies because they wanted the commodity crops to be mass-produce...
The government plays an important part in our safety, but many people think they take it too far. Recently, people have thought more and more about how much involvement the government should have when it comes to food regulations. Some people think the government's involvement in regulating food would greatly help obesity rates, and others think the country's obesity rates would show little to no improvement. Although no one cause of obesity exists, and no government regulations will likely alter someone’s lifestyle choices, the government should implement some regulations by implementing programs to educate and encourage citizens to lead a healthier life and by requiring companies to list a full disclosure of ingredients on their products.
Food—it is that precious substance our bodies need to survive. Whether it brings feelings of nostalgia and comfort, or unites families together, we can all agree that food is a vital source of nourishment. However, our definition of food has changed drastically with the advent of modern technology, which has given rise countless food trends. The desire for the cheap mass-production of food has induced an unspoken transition from slow cooked chicken and steamed veggies to frozen tv-dinners disguised to look like actual food worthy of consumption. Hence, food trends and technology effects the way we produce, purchase, and consume food in the United States.
The government must have a say in our diets. Because the issues of obesity have already reached national scales, because the costs of obesity and related health issues have gone far beyond reasonable limits, and because fighting nutritional issues is impossible without fighting poverty and other social issues, the government should control the range and the amount of available foods. The cost of healthier foods should decrease. The access to harmful foods should be limited. In this way, the government will be able to initiate a major shift in nutritional behaviors and attitudes in society.
Overall, school lunch needs to change for the better, these changes can be done with help of the school system. With these changes the lunch system will be improving many lives and lowing the chance of diseases like obesity at such a young age. Food is such a strong supplement in life, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison”-ann wigmore. The school should change their food menu to help have a better tomorrow.
Before the Neolithic and the industrial era, diets varied from civilization to civilization. Our ancestors ate the wild plants and animals that were found in the area. Thus many nutrients were not found in their body’s which made them weak, since they did not have food which produces energy in the body. Things changed during the Neolithic period our ancestors started to eat certain foods which are called novel foods. What made these types of food different they required a lot more processing then any foods before this time. The novel foods are, dairy products, cereals, refined cereals, refined sugars, refined vegetable oils, fatty meats, salt, and combinations of these foods. The article states that because we are eating foods that our ancestors