They don´t give the kids enough time to eat, students have their eyes glued to the junk food they present them with, and schools are responsible for 50% of kids calorie intake. Youth have no choice in what they eat at school due to lack of time for eating, money for outside of school meals and the fact that schools present fifty percent of a child´s daily calorie intake. In a New York times article, Katy Murphy mentions that kids don't have enough time to finish their lunches so they will usually pay attention to the junk food. If schools were to ban junk food, they would have more time to notice their more healthier options, thus helping them to make better nutritional choices. In the same article, Murphy says something that made me think.
Question: While spending most of our time in school many of us likely to have junk food like French fries, Candy bars, and sodas, but have you all ever thought how junk food can cause dangerous affects in our health? Well, today I’m about to tell you all how bad junk food is for you, and why you all should not consume it. III. Body A. Junk food in schools leads to various health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
Is having junk food in school really such a bad idea? Does it obtain a value that some schools lack? Junk food was provided in school, before the health program came into place, banning it from schools around the country. It was proudly served and allowed in school, and also sold for many school fundraisers. Although some people might say that junk food can be unhealthy, schools should allow, or serve, some junk food because it will make the kids want to eat school lunches more, it will bring in more money to the school, and it will give the students the calories that they need.
Eating junk food on a regular base can cause addiction. A. People who has an unhealthy diet feel it is hard to stop eating junk food . 1. According to research from the University of Adelaide, it shows that mothers who eat junk food while their pregnancies will program their babies to be addicted to an unhealthy diet (Women).
The surplus of junk food available to students in public schools has the potential to lead to a high rate of obesity in youth which can have very many negative effects on students physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children with obesity have a higher risk of acquiring serious and/or fatal health issues. Some serious health issues could include asthma, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. Obese children are more likely to be bullied than kids who are not overweight, which can lead to low self-esteem, poor grades, and depression. This also can have bad effects on children when they are adults.
To go along with this, the process of banning the junk food will be a problem itself. As the article would later state, “One major problem with a junk-food ban is it's not always clear which treats should be classified as ‘bad’ and which are okay for our kids to consume.” (Citation here). It is clear that an outright ban on sugary and fatty snacks in schools will only make the situation
Are school meals really that unhealthy? Why do so many people want healthier school lunches? Although many students don’t believe that the school lunches are unhealthy, schools should try to make every effort to increase the amount of healthy foods and to decrease the amount of junk food being sold because healthy foods are more nutritious and energy-rich so students can stay focused in class. In addition, much of the American population is obese and the rate of obesity is growing. And finally, junk food leads to other physical and emotional problems.
Although junk food may be a good way to increase school income, schools should avoid selling it to students because it’s unhealthy, linked to childhood obesity, and unnecessary sugars can cause hyperactivity. Junk food is very unhealthy and can cause health issues. An article posted by the American Heart Association states that “A diet high in saturated and trans fats raises blood cholesterol — a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and too much fat and sugar can lead to
A problem in today’s youth that is a big factor is obesity. Obesity is a very crucial and complex situation. The reason behind America’s high obesity rate is because our kids are eating whatever they want, whenever they want without exercise. They learn that it is okay to eat unhealthy foods and large quantities of it while playing video games inside all day. At such a young age they think it is the right way to live and they carry on those traits to adulthood.
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