The Importance Of Healthy Eating

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Introduction The health of students should be the main priority when it comes to eating nutritious meals. Healthy eating not only helps the body, but it reduces the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, strokes and diabetes as stated in the Dietary Guidelines for America. In addition, healthy eating can prevent them from health problems such as obesity, dental issues and osteoporosis (The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010). Healthy eating is important for their proper growth and development, and teachers can make a difference one step at a time. The United States Department of Agriculture created an easy to access web tool. The web tool “Food Tracker”, allows anybody to track what exactly it is they’re eating. This is beneficial for teachers, parents and even cafeteria staff to track what students are consuming each day. National Standards for School Meals The National Standards for School Meals provides schools with an idea of what a nutritious meal should consist of. This gives schools an accurate balance of how much grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein foods a school meal should have. Reflecting on Cesar Chaves’s breakfast and lunch, I originally thought they did a pretty good job providing the students with and appropriate meal just by observing what they ate everyday.…show more content…
In detail, the first reason is because; the physical activity target was 150 minutes peer week. The students have a total of 30 minutes of lunch each day, they use 10 minutes to play during lunch. That is a total of 50 minutes a week. Students also get 10 minutes of recess in addition to their lunch. In addition, the students only have their physical education class once a week for 45 minutes. However, the total amount of physical activities they are exposed to is a total of 145 minutes, which does not meet the target goal on the “Food
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