unk foods are those foods which have little nutritional value and have high calories, fat, sugar, and salt. Junk food is not considered as a healthy food. Different people have different perceptions of consuming food. Many people believe that consuming organic food lead to a healthier and happier life whereas some people do not. Junk food tastes good, due to which it is preferred by people of almost all age groups, especially children and children going to school.
The schools should try to make students healthier by serving better options. Although people may not like to eat healthy food, schools should give the students healthier food instead of junk food because the healthy food can make the children stronger, feel better, and live longer. First one reason that eating healthy food can make your body healthy, is because your body functions on healthy parts of the foods that you eat. For example, if you choose to eat sugar this can lead to obesity, weight gain, and an unhealthy body type. In the article “Obesity Facts” it states, “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage children and adolescents to maintain calorie balance to support normal growth and development without promoting excess weight gain.
They want students to eat healthy but at the same time eat what they like. when students go off campus researchers say they gain more weight then when they eat the food they like at school, healthy or not. If it’s not the healthiest food in the world then the lunches service can put less on the kids plate. Kids will eat more at school if the school sells what the kids like. FInally the school noticed it and finally started selly stir-fry stations.
It is an essential part of life to eat in order to survive, but this does not mean people are eating the right for their bodies. In the recent years, there has been an huge outbreak of increase in obesity, type two diabetes, and heart diseases. Unfortunately, there has been really little progress in improving this problem. However, this can be prevented with excellent education and eating healthy. Schools need to make health classes mandatory and cafeterias need to serve freshly made food because it can help reduce obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the future.
Fast food can actually be healthier than lunch food. Fast food may have quality meat, depending on which fast food restaurant, but it is very high in calories, carbohydrate, oil, and fat. Lunch food may use different meat, depending on which school it is, but there are standards for what meat and food is being sold in schools, which for that, students can be eating healthily. Fast food should not be served at schools it contains many chemicals that aren’t safe for students to eat, fast food can also lower academic performance for many students, fast food is the cause of diseases, leading students to probably feel sick if they aren’t eating the right foods. Fast food would be nice as an option for students for eating, but the only reason that fast food should be served as lunch is if the cafeteria food is not hitting standards or expectations.
(2014) discovered that students preferred junk food because it was cheaper (Fletcher et al., 2014). Time may also be a barrier to adopting healthy behaviour (Heerman et al., 2017). Students may not have enough time to cook healthy meals or pack healthy lunches due to university commitments, which can result in the skipping of meals an eating unhealthily to compensate (Heerman et al., 2017). In support of this Heerman et al., (2017) found that one of the reasons why people may engage in unhealthy snacking due to the fact they often skip meals. Convenience also plays a strong role in the reasons why students may choose to eat unhealthily as if the cafeteria serving unhealthy food is closer than the healthy food store and especially if incentives are involved such as coupons (Liu et al., 2017).
Adolescents do not select enough fresh fruit and vegetables at school and are resistant to didactic nutrition lessons. Retail grocery chains have successfully used enhanced lighting to direct consumer choice. We will determine whether we demonstrate the same effect in middle-school cafeterias. A small inexpensive change that increases healthy food selection may reduce adolescent obesity. Each cafeteria is different.
One female student states that the changes the National School Program have made school lunches are beneficial. She states the program teaches healthy eating habits, and took some getting used to. A male student states that school do not make the healthy foods appetizing. He also says that until schools make the foods appetizing, foods will be thrown in the trash or students will bring their own lunches. He makes the suggestion of holding schools to flavor standards in addition to the nutritional requirements that are already in
Students need to know good eating habits so they can truly choose right from wrong when it comes to eating each day. Its not that they shouldn’t be allowed to eat very tasty unhealthy food, but they shouldn’t be doing that every single day in access, and schools are responsible for giving them information and tools to make better
Walking around you can see kids in there teens that are overweight, so their quality of life is hindered. It’s a serious problem, and it must be addressed properly in order to achieve any success in decreasing the obesity percentage in the adolescent community. I propose that we ban all junk foods sold on school grounds, we also must educate and advertise healthy eating habits. Parents are the biggest reason students are obese but schools are the runner up. It's up to Vacaville High School to create a atmosphere that promotes the consumption of healthy foods so that they can become healthier and hopefully promote a healthy lifestyle when they graduate from school.