“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” (Hardy, 2006). The Greeks followed this idea by the philosopher Hippocrates, but today’s society does not take the message seriously. A majority of people eat harmful foods and do not receive the nutrition they need to stay healthy. There are a number of reasons why nutrition is lacking. A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc.
The school lunches impacting more than just the schools money, it’s impacting the students education and after school activities just like sports teams. First of all ,students are getting bad grades because they aren’t eating anything at school because the school lunches are disgusting. For an example, in a Perspective Flip Book called “School Lunches: Healthy Choices VS. Crowd Pleasers” it states:“The new dietary guidelines left
Should the government impose restrictions on what kinds of foods can be served in school cafeterias? I believe that the government should put restrictions on what types of food can be severed during lunches. During school, all of our lunches tastes horrible because it just processes food. America has a huge obesity problem and people eating habits start when they are young so if there eating unhealthy food during school there going to have that problem for the rest of their lives. If we had fresh healthy food you would see a significant difference in American obesity problem which is one thing that we need to fix a lot right now.
Some examples would be Obesity, the lack of nutrients a child needs, and the influx of chemicals that come with the eating of fast food (Lombardo, ?8 Monumental Pros??). These are problems because America has been fighting against child obesity for years and having open campus lunches near all of these fast food chains and unhealthy food choices would combat the work of the movements against obesity. This is very important because the health of a child affects how the child behaves, learns, and communicates (Lombardo, ?Top 7 Pros and Cons?.?). Studies show that overweight students tend to have more problems with learning and paying attention (Miura). Many parents also fear that children would have the chance to skip school of get into drugs and alcohol while they are loose for their lunch break.
According to ‘Food Allergies: Are Schools Doing Enough?” by Lisa Kadane, children can die within 2-3 minutes when they are exposed to food they’re allergic to. This makes it very unsafe for them in the cafeteria because many lunches have hidden ingredients, and because of cross contact between foods (Kadane). Schools should take action by removing common allergens from lunch, stating the ingredients in the lunches they serve, and by practicing good cleaning procedures. Many schools are failing to keep our children safe because they do not have epi pens for allergic reactions. We must change this, schools don’t have lunches for kids with allergies or medication to give to them during reactions to help save their lives.
The second idea is to put soda machines and vending machines full of junk food in the school hallways. the last idea is to build a McDonald’s between the middle and high schools, having 10% of proceeds going to both schools. Although these ideas will help “raise” and “save” money, they are terrible. I disagree with the idea of cutting P.E. and Health classes.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
The athletes are not being fed enough food. This shows that athletes need energy for the sport they are attending. Also because the government placed severe restrictions on calories. Now that the government has put restrictions on school lunches kids aren't going to be satisfied because they're either not going to enjoy there food or it's not enough. Another reason is because kids are disgusted with food provided to them because half of the time school's meat is undercooked and many student find hair in there food, this shows a good reason for going against Michelle Obama's program.
This article is primarily intended for people who have children. This article displays the ongoing battle that parents are going through to fight child obesity with advertisers promoting unhealthy drinks and foods to children through online games, Facebook, and television ads, although, programs that are mostly watched by children; advertisers are banned from promoting unhealthy foods and drinks. But, the author states that health experts want
Schools vending machines sell sweetened things as well they're never going to be healthy nothing in this world will be healthy unless they start selling fruits and vegetables. Instead on focusing on what students eat and what they shouldn’t eat they should be offering students a health class and teaching them a healthy lifestyle. The schools should offer more sport teams and not only one season of that sport but 2 spring and fall. Removing candy and soda doesn't make things any better because people like the forbidden and banning soda and candy makes student just want it more. To conclude, in the article “Should Candy and Soda be banned from Schools?” it states whether candy and soda should not or should be allowed at school.