For example, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, “obesity in children and adolescents have tripled in the past 30 years. In 2007–2008 almost 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years were obese.’’ Our school menu should also have healthier food options. I think that kids are getting bored of the meals at our school. This is why we should have better and healthier school menus. Our English
For all the cuts that have been made to school foods, six percent has not been a big decrease. School lunches don’t provide any nutritional value for the kids. The purpose for a school lunch is to provide kids with a dependable lunch that has good proportional amounts and nutrition value. The obesity rates need to drop higher and faster in the next ten years if they want to make cuts out of our meals and the meals need to be proportioned to size. The government may have cut down on the obesity mass around the world, but some people go home hungry because they only get provided the school lunches.
Are healthy foods too expensive? Peralta insists that, "For low-income families, obtaining sufficient dietary energy at the lowest possible cost is the overwhelming concern. Food Stamp Program participants reported food price was the most important consideration in making food choices." (204). Food Stamp Use Linked to Weight Gain, Study Finds by Jeff Grabmeier agrees with Peralta by informing that people on food stamps had a Body Mass Index that was 1.15 points higher than non-food stamp users.
Speech Body Existence of Problem: The minimum wage rate is causing higher levels of poverty and unemployment. Evidence of Problem Existence: On a article Michael Saltsman wrote that President Obama has discussed raising the minimum wage rate to $9.00 per hour. He believes that "a higher minimum wage can reduce poverty without reducing employment." On another article listed on The Washington Post Mike Konczal stated "Dube uses the latest in minimum-wage statistics and finds a negative relationship between the minimum wage and poverty. Specifically, raising the minimum wage 10 percent (say from $7.25 to near $8) would reduce the number of people living in poverty 2.4 percent."
The main reason for this setback is that our diets contain a lot of processed foods, foods high in fats, sugars, sodium. Also not enough fruits and vegetables are consumed. The foods being eaten have been altered with antibiotics and chemicals. Obesity has become an epidemic, where 36% of the population is considered
The food inequality in America is not only influencing the poverty, it is also cost hundreds of billions of dollar per year because of Non Communicable Diseases (NDCs) (Ferdman, 2014). In addition, many people think that wealthy consume more food so they are easy to get obesity, diabetes or heart disease. In fact, in America, the low-income groups have the highest rates in NDCs. According to the worldwide study, there are a connection between NCDs and the socio-economic levels link to the energy in America’s meals and the cost of meals. The American has average income spend less than $8 per person per day for their meals and beverages.
Its primary cause is excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates. This often manifests in people who are overweight, obese, and/or those who have sedentary lifestyles. Insulin resistance happens when the bloodstream is oversaturated with simple carbs usually from sugars like: fructose, glucose, lactose, and sucrose. These are most abundant in processed food, fast food, and commercially produced beverages. These are also present in overly refined grains like: white rice, white flour, white pasta, instant oats, etc.
Dairy, breads, meats, fruits and vegetables are the top foods discarded. Total cost of food waste for consumers is $162 billion. About $1,300 to $2,300 per family per year. Food waste takes up one of the largest share of the nation’s landfills and adds about 20 percent of the country’s methane emissions. Buying less groceries and going more often to the grocery store would be the most beneficial to reducing food waste.
There are plenty of bad side effects that can happen when eating “bad” school foods. Some effects include poor brain function, poor sleep, mood problems and many more that correlates with eating non-healthy foods. In an article I’ve read it said, The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System did a study and nearly fourteen percent of High School students are obese and sixteen percent were overweight. In the book called, Fed Up With Lunch, a school teacher forgot her lunch from home so she went and grabbed cafeteria food. Later on she was sickened by the food she and her students have received.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).
Overall, food stamps aren 't abused to the point that they should be remanded or revoked from “48 million” (Roskin et al, 273) plus Americans who are currently granted SNAP aid. Surprisingly enough, a much greater leader in welfare abuse than food stamps is actually Medicaid. A mogul in both the welfare and healthcare systems, Medicaid has a large margin of financial abuse from both sides of the spectrum; healthcare providers and patients alike, both misuse and abuse Medicaid. “Fraud and abuse in Medicaid cost states billions of dollars every year,