Healthy Food And Unhealthy Food In Public Schools

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You stand in the lunch line waiting to get something to eat. Then you see all of your favorite candy treats are gone! Where did they go? Many schools now are starting to take out the sweet treats from the cafeteria and adding in more healthy foods. As you know, numerous schools sell junk food at lunch. Students may enjoy a sweet treat during the school day, but others are thinking differently, that the junk food should be kicked out and replaced with healthier foods. Even though a healthier lunch program would be expensive and take some time to get used to, schools should use it. Providing students unhealthy foods can lead to obesity, it can cause early unhealthy habits; and students should have enough time to eat these healthy foods at lunch. 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. Of course, many students bring their own lunch from home. They could bring their own treats to
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