A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc. The majority of people might only eat one meal that contains the nutritional foods because they are on the go or just simply do not care. There are three major reasons as to why people are lacking in nutrition: nutrition is not taught in school, marketing persuades public opinion about food, and
There are multiple reasons why a ban on junk foods to any extent in public should not be implemented. Some of these reasons are that a ban could influence an opposite effect on the children, junk food is not the only food contributing to the obesity, and finally the only way to truly reach these children is through their homes. Obesity won’t change by looking at schools, keep the junk food as an option at all times to keep
Imagine you’re craving a candy bar. Your decision to eat one should not be decided by Congress. The responsibility of your health lies in moderation and building healthy habits. A New York Times study concluded that “...purchases of less-healthy foods were common across all households, regardless of whether they used food stamps.” People should be able to buy junk food with food stamps. First, class segregation is a big deal in determining who agrees with the food stamp rules and who doesn’t.
These improvements will result in healthier and more wholesome lunches and breakfasts across the country. Although many do not think of healthy, nutritious foods as tasty or delicious, the government should impose restrictions on the foods served in cafeterias because they choose foods that are nutritious for children, and
Fast food companies should stop targeting kids for their benefits, as kids health is compromised due to the fast food kids eats. People have to be aware of the effects of fast food and people should stop eating fast food to stop the risk of bad health problems. People should eat homemade food to make sure they are not providing bad food to their bodies. People need to know the difference between good and bad food, and the effects of good and bad food which will help them pick healthy food. Schlosser demonstrates fast food as being the food that has negative impacts on people’s lives, and helps give knowledge to people to understand the health related problems due to fast food to help make healthy decision while pick food to provide healthy
Since 2000 research has shown that ⅓ of child are now overweight. Teenagers are blaming fast foods industries for their health problems, but no one is forcing them to eat the food. Obesity is a serious issue in the United States now causing some public health groups in california to ask the governor to declare a childhood obesity state of emergency, recording to Daniel Weintraub. I believe that children obesity does start at home and parents are to blame because they are letting their children eat unhealthy foods, lack of exercise, and overall poor choices. Fast food industries have exploded
In her chapter “Starting Early” in the book Food Politics, Marion Nestle, a nutritionist, and professor of food studies, insists that children are introduced to junk foods early in life due to obsessive commercials advertisements, trying to persuade them mainly. Dr. Nestle started writing her chapter on how concerned she is because there are more obese children than ever (175). Statistically, the author explained that there are more non-Caucasian kids that are obese than white children (Nestle 175). She says that the main reason children become obese is because they eat foods that are not nutritious for them because the society tells do so after watching advertisements on TV. The author believes that the changes in the demographics, economy, environment, and society are part of the cause for the increase of childhood obesity (Nestle 175).
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.
Have you ever wondered why school lunches taste so bad? Or have you ever wondered why you never feel fully satisfied after eating the school lunch? The Government should not have control over school lunches and the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act should be abolished because Banned food in the U.S. are staples for other countries and they have lower obesity rates, The amount of waste from schools is atrocious and lastly, Students now get smaller portions and are unfocused thanks to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. The food schools ban children from eating in the United States ,are actually staples in many others countries diets and those countries have lower obesity rates. This is worthy of attention because, if we are so worried about our students becoming obese then we should not ban these important staples that cause less obesity in other countries.
The budget is insufficient to provide healthy foods. The budget is adequate if the food schools want to provide kids are low in quality and unhealthy. If we dive further into this issue, it shows that schools selling low-quality food is interested more in profit than health. “Their mission is not public health, but profit, so they’ll continue to sell the health damaging food that’s most profitable.” The fix for this is simple let the government step in and say provide healthy foods if schools don 't they will be fined. The second issue is that the food that the school is selling is not healthy at all.