Schools and students have found loopholes in the USDA’s plan to regulate the nutritional value of school lunches. While schools have to follow the USDA guidelines for their official daily served lunch and breakfast options, alternate food options such as vending machines and ‘a la carte’ lines are causing trouble. These alternate lunch options are referred to as “competitive foods” (“Junk Food in Schools”). These competitive foods are the issue and need to be altered in school cafeterias across the nation. They offer a replacement to the regular school lunches, and some kids find themselves skipping out on the school provided lunch options altogether (“Junk Food in Schools”).
Another way it negatively impacts kids is when children are obese because of these foods and get a poor self esteem and body image. Also, in the article, “Target market: children as consumers,” the author wrote, “Commercialism is a factor in many of the public health and social problems facing children today childhood obesity, discontent about body image, and eating disorders.” This piece shows the different causes of watching the advertisements and being persuaded to be unhealthy or eat things that might get you other
“The main goal of the law was to raise the minimum nutritional standards for public schools lunches served as part of the National School Lunch Program”(Anderson,2) However, in recent years there have been programs that will help advocate for healthier options. Not only are they healthier but, they are also less costly, “National implementation of proposed rigorous competitive food standards that can improve the health of students while supporting local school district's finances” (Long, 1). History has shown us where we have become as students have shown negative attitudes toward the food and because of it have turned to snacks and junks that subsidize them for the time being. This is an important matter that has to be treated so previous years do not repeat. Instead, there need to be immediate implications or improvements to the food provided by schools.
People should not be able to get this way so easily, the number of people affected should be lower. Their diets consist of bad food because that is what is accessible to them on short notice at a low price. While we think eating fast food once in a while won’t hurt, little to we know it’s addictive. People affected by obesity can tell you this because there constant return to the grease is what initially hurt them. This high intake of fats and sugars can also lead to diabetes.
However, eating too much junk food may cause several illness, such as diabetes, obesity, imbalance in cholesterol level, etc. Although there are many different factors to cause illness, junk food is one of the essential factors which cannot be disregarded, especially for children. Childhood obesity is a problem that has not received enough attention that it deserves. In 2012, there were 20.9% of Hong Kong students who were deemed overweight, which was significantly higher than 16.4% in 1997, and it means that one in five of adolescents is obese. (SCMP, 2012) In the UK, children are continuing to get
It’s is suitable, delicious, inexpensive, but when the majority get used to eating such a kind of food as a healthy lifestyle, it is not expected and needs mediation and deep thinking. Such problem needs solution and to make people aware of its danger on health. One reason why focusing on junk food is that it focuses on one fundamental cause of the health problem. It is clear that there is a relationship between what people know about diet and their everyday eating habits. For example, children who have learned in school about the need to have various diet kinds with plenty of vitamins tend to eat more healthily.
This research project was carried out on the factors responsible for health problems in adolescent due to Junk Food & Beverages on children Health Research Scholar, Nursery school, Dubai . Junk foods are rich in calories, salt and fats. Excess consumption of junk foods leads rise to wide variety of health disorders. School canteens are offering foods high in fat and sugar which actually contributing to the youth weight gain along with other problems like infections, food poisonings and dental diseases. Consuming junk foods might stop the children from taking healthy meals either at school or at home.
When children eat an excess of fatty foods such as: chocolate, soda, etc., they can cause heartburn and/or reflux. My solution is that schools should have strict menus and should monitor the amount of food the students are eating. There are positives and negatives to this solution. However, the positive outweighs the negative because you can protect your students from getting sick or getting a harmful disease. It is mandatory that everyone has a balanced diet.
Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children. If changes are not made now, then people will soon be living shorter lives and suffer most of their life from obesity and the health issues that come with it. The Government should regulate what Americans consume in order to curb obesity rates and potentially save lives. Childhood obesity is a big issue that affects children every day. A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese.
So why can’t the teens go out for lunch too? Well often times teenagers are seen as irresponsible, but this is not always the case. There are tons of responsible teens out there that could handle leaving school for lunch. Sometime the teens don’t even want to go out to eat, sometimes they just need a break to recharge. Off-campus lunch provides money for our community, the students mature and learn to become responsible adults, not to mention they get a nice break from their learning environment.