To further highlight this problem Critser explains that, “Beyond the immediate contribution of more calories to the diet, the very nature of modern snacking may be pushing children toward obesity” (Critser pg.41). The companies that had the largest stake in this market ran extensive ad campaigns directed at children, though the products that they produced were anything but conducive to healthy childhood growth and development. To compound this problem even further was the fact that already underfunded schools were jumping at the opportunity to earn substantial amounts of money in partnering with these corporations. To go into further detail it’s explained that, “For agreeing
The effectiveness of their arguments will be put to the test. In "Ban the Ban!" by SidneyAnne Stone, the author does not like the fact that the soda ban is restricting the liberty of the citizens of New York. She claims that it is not morally correct to ban soda and that
Although limiting the amount of junk food in school would help better nutrition opponents argue that taking away these options would decrease the revenue made by the school, “Critics of rules banning junk food in schools say that they cut off valuable sources of revenue. The income generated by vending machines supports activities such as music, sports and field trips, they note. As an example, they cite the experience of the Seattle, Washington, school district, which implemented a nutrition policy in 2004. Schools in that district, which had previously received $340,000 a year from Coca-Cola as part of an exclusive contract, found themselves without revenue that they had used to fund school yearbooks and newspapers, and activities such as dances, they note.” (Seaton)
The ban would not help because it gives students a false sense of security. The school states that a ban would not be very helpful by saying,"But that small amount from the factory could cause a reaction in someone who is very allergic." This statement helps the school by explaining that the ban on the peanuts would make a child think that they don't have to worry about the problem
First, if the school eliminates the foods students' like then some might stop buying lunches from the
Many children just eat what they want, they often do not put much thought as to what exactly is going in their mouth whether it will make them sick and drowsy or not they simply eat what their mouth desires; which, in most cases among children is not necessarily the healthiest. Which is why people like Michelle Obama has decided to act on the topic of child obesity “over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled; that nearly one third of children in America are now overweight or obese—one in three” (Obama 350). These statistics are terrifying as they are but the fact that they will continue to rise if people don’t begin to educate children is perhaps even more alarming which is why we need to increase the education among children as soon as possible. But the education of children doesn’t start at school it starts with the parents who are choosing what to feed their
Determining the healthiness of food being served to students during school lunches is a very important subject. Although eating healthy is important it should not be the only factor contributing to whether or not taking away students favorite school lunches is beneficial. I don't believe that it is a good idea to take away students favorite school lunches and replacing them with all healthy foods is a good idea because of these three reasons. One, the cost of the healthier food, two, the student environment and mood of the school, and three, the fairness to the students whose only meal is the lunch they receive at school.
On the other hand some people think the schools need to change up the menus. They think that the current school lunches is why we have so many obese kids right now. This is not the case because the children who are obese is not only because of the food they are eating it's because they do not get enough exercise. Changing the school lunches overall would not be beneficial because the food they are eating is not the biggest part of why they are obese.
In order to help combat the rising drug problem in America, schools are having to make the choice of whether to use drug dogs or not. Schools have the choice of bringing drug sniffing dogs into the building in order to find and confiscate drugs that are in the possession of its students. I believe that the dogs should not be used until a problem has been confirmed or there is reasonable suspicion and severe action is warranted. Using drug dogs to sniff out drugs is a relatively new practice that started about 24 years ago (Robinson) and can be quite controversial. Using drug dogs is still relatively new because schools are trying to combat the rising drug problems that the United States has been facing.
Chocolate Milk Debate “Chocolate Milk! Chocolate Milk!” No, this isn’t a protest, but I am here to explain to you why I am fighting for the right to keep chocolate milk in schools. Some schools in the USA are banning chocolate milk but I believe that it is a good idea to keep it.
Even with the “healthy” options most school supply is packed with harmful preservatives and chemicals that harm our youth from buying the cheapest possible edible green thing. As a country does not seem to want to invest into healthy and better futures for our young people. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is supposed to make the food healthier than it used to be, which means there should be more fruits and vegetables. While they may have more healthy foods, the foods are sometimes gross looking.
In a result of this many people, health officials, and parents are complaining because there has been an increase of child obesity. Children grow up learning healthy eating habits and how to make smart food choices which will continue to follow them as they get older. On the other hand, children growing up with
A major reason for regulating sugary drinks is to prevent non-communicable diseases among children. If children consume sugary beverages every day, they may experience symptoms such as: weight gain, poor diet and health and tooth decay in children. Meanwhile, there is less control of sugar level which leads to diabetes. Another reason for regulating sugary drinks is to reduce pollution. Literature Review Sugary drinks are a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.
School lunches should be nutritional and the meals at home should also be nutritional and balanced. I would say the FDA is trying to create some balance with the snacks. They are making sure that the foods we eat are actually what is promoted. This problem is affecting everyone not just children. Everyone should contribute to making nutrition an important factor in life and we should work together to decrease the amount of