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.
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.
In conclusion schools shouldn’t teach kids thats its ok to eat junk food and fast food by what they serve for breakfast or lunch they should be offering kids a way to better their life when at school and not at school. School should be a pl... ... middle of paper ... ...omeone who lectures them to do something. If teachers tell the children the health facts at school it is easier for that one teacher to learn everything and teach multiple people than for many parents to gather the information and tell multiple children who will most likely not want to listen to what is being said. I did use quotes from Davids Barboza’s “ If you pitch it, they will eat it”. Some say this article does contain bias parts, but Barboza does bring forward some interesting points that do need some discussion about.
The health of school lunches has been a very controversial topic among students, parents, schools, and the government. Parents want their children to be healthy, but at a low cost. It seems that the “healthier” the school lunches are, the more they cost and the less kids want to eat them. Also, the proportions of food may not be enough to fill the students’ stomachs. Many children also have food allergies and other medical conditions that may need to be accommodated.
So we can save more lives later to on. Also with the lack of exercise they say that " 62% of students do not meet recommended levels of physical education classes." (Scholatic).That is also a big cause of childhood obesity. "Soda and junk food will be replaced with more nutritious alternatives.Children and teens will still have choices, but instead of candy or chips, they will decide between ... ... middle of paper ... ...d choices. And make school lunches more healthier.
Minors may obtain foods that are high in calories and fat from home, at a fast food restaurant, and from other people. Van Hook also stated that “Kids are actually very busy at school... There really isn't a lot of opportunity for children to eat while they're in school, or at least eat endlessly, compared to when they're at home.” While school is in session, students are unable to consume food except at certain times of the day. Nevertheless, children consume most of their calories outside class f... ... middle of paper ... ... both school districts. Overall, school districts that implemented stricter food policies experienced a decrease of childhood obesity which is backed up by multiple studies.
The students do not buy these lunches so the food goes to waste. In 2012, when the Healthy Hunger Free-Kids Act was made students stopped eating their school lunches and schools began to lose great amounts money. It 's beneficial to encourage healthy eating habits with schools but this act needs to be reformed. Schools are spending too much money with this program that could be spent on other benefits for schools. Rather than using the money to get students new technology or property it 's wasted on a lunch program that students do not enjoy nor want to purchase.
Lunch plans that are actually nutritious and well prepared would definitely make a difference for children. Not all school lunches taste the best so kids will resort to junk food. If lunches were truly nutritious and had real food I’m sure students would not be turning to junk food. If they can not get it at home, they should be able to get it at school. Schools should take an active role in students health because that is where students are most of the day.
The fast food advertisements, the lack of outdoor activities, and the decrease in parental controls all contribute to childhood obesity. Many of the food choices that these children make will leave long-term effects on their health and well-being.
According to Traci Baker, she mentions that families avoid a healthy lifestyle because cooking healthy can be time consuming, highly costly, and not always good tasting. Although eating healthy may be time consuming for families that have kids who participate in school or church events, sports, and other extra curricular activities, Parents option should not be to stop at the closest fast food store. An easy option would be to develop a specific time of day to prepare a convenient meal to fit the whole family 's needs while incorporating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. This solution can be effective because it can reduce children’s intake of junk food and soft drinks which tend to contain a ton of sugar. In the article, Family