Some examples would be Obesity, the lack of nutrients a child needs, and the influx of chemicals that come with the eating of fast food (Lombardo, ?8 Monumental Pros??). These are problems because America has been fighting against child obesity for years and having open campus lunches near all of these fast food chains and unhealthy food choices would combat the work of the movements against obesity. This is very important because the health of a child affects how the child behaves, learns, and communicates (Lombardo, ?Top 7 Pros and Cons?.?). Studies show that overweight students tend to have more problems with learning and paying attention (Miura). Many parents also fear that children would have the chance to skip school of get into drugs and alcohol while they are loose for their lunch break.
The film admits that, while it may have a nice motive and a good start, with time the purpose was lost. Remarking that the “Let’s move!” campaign started losing its way around the same time that food companies started showing their support and subtly influencing their attitude, the documentary shows that these two are not unrelated. In order to protect themselves, companies started leading the campaign towards a more “exercising is good for you, you should do it more” approach, instead of a “let’s eat better” one. All because it wouldn’t be convenient for them if everyone suddenly decided to stop eating foods with
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
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”).
Fast food companies should stop targeting kids for their benefits, as kids health is compromised due to the fast food kids eats. People have to be aware of the effects of fast food and people should stop eating fast food to stop the risk of bad health problems. People should eat homemade food to make sure they are not providing bad food to their bodies. People need to know the difference between good and bad food, and the effects of good and bad food which will help them pick healthy food. Schlosser demonstrates fast food as being the food that has negative impacts on people’s lives, and helps give knowledge to people to understand the health related problems due to fast food to help make healthy decision while pick food to provide healthy
OUT WITH THE SCHOOL FOOD IN WITH FAST FOOD Hold you ever questioned why we could not have McDonalds for lunch at school. Although some people say that fast food will make you fat, but we say school food is disgusting and awful. They think it cost too much money. Well is it beneficial for you? Is it because it cost so much money?
Random quotes: “The sooner you believe it, the sooner we can end it” “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” “In 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” “Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to t feed your kids is at the top of the list” “A food bank in in Connecticut gave away four thousand more turkeys than the year before- and still ran out of birds.” The Analization of “School’s Out for Summer” Anna quindlen’s essay “School’s out for summer” talks greatly about how when kids aren’t supplied free school lunch over the summer can actually go starving. She uses many forms of evidence
The author believes that the changes in the demographics, economy, environment, and society are part of the cause for the increase of childhood obesity (Nestle 175). According to her research, children are fed with larger portions of junk food and very few young Americans eat the required foods in the food pyramid (Nestle, 175-176). Although, children usually eat one third of their meals in fast food places or school, most of them consume higher amounts of unhealthy items such as sodium chloride, fat, and calories (Nestle, 176). Nestle explained that companies do their job to market junk foods to kids (176). The writer mentions a lot about how young Americans are being targeted early in life to buy junk foods (Nestle 176).
Since 2000 research has shown that ⅓ of child are now overweight. Teenagers are blaming fast foods industries for their health problems, but no one is forcing them to eat the food. Obesity is a serious issue in the United States now causing some public health groups in california to ask the governor to declare a childhood obesity state of emergency, recording to Daniel Weintraub. I believe that children obesity does start at home and parents are to blame because they are letting their children eat unhealthy foods, lack of exercise, and overall poor choices. Fast food industries have exploded
A lunch can only be so healthy before you do not get all of the ingredients your body needs to survive. Another example is, if you change the students school lunch, and make it healthier you should do that to the teachers as well. Students do not like new changes just as much as teachers don't. The school will have a big drop in money because the students will eventually stop buying the school lunches, because they do not like what they are eating and paying for. I also believe that we should be able to pick and choose what we like to eat or what we want to eat because we are paying for the meal.
Obesity due to unhealthy food has been a long-lasting problem in America. Many people blame the government, and other blame the fast food companies directly. In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in Home” the author argues that parents are the ones who are really to blame. This is actually true because who better than parents to tell their children what to do? Parents are responsible for the obesity of their children because children listen mostly to their parents, and because it’s their obligation to take care of their children.
In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home” the author, Daniel Weintraub, argues that parents are responsible for the obesity of children, not anyone or anything else, the parents. Weintraub supports his claims by explaining data and research used to show that most studies focus on “...the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising of junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the schools” said in paragraph 8. The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents need to take responsibility so that their children stop blaming others for something that others have
Morgan Spurlock, an American Independent Filmmaker embarked on an experiment of eating only McDonalds for thirty days. He documented his findings in a documentary titled “Supersize Me” As a result, Spurlock gained nearly twenty-five pounds, and his body mass increased almost fifteen percent. The reason behind Spurlock’s investigation was to identify the problem with our countries rise in obesity, largely contributed to a lack of fresh and healthy food being available. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing our country ever so quickly and one of the biggest reasons for it is many communities don’t have access to fresh food, and in many times that food if available exceeds the families budget. The United States Department of Agriculture (1) defines
There are many avenues to travel in order to fight childhood obesity. The primary road is the changes that have occurred in the school lunch programs across the nation. Parents and students alike are complaining that lunches are being thrown away on a daily basis as they are unappetizing to students, in addition to students walking away hungry from the decreased amount of calories provided. All of this is happening because I think that the government is too involved in the lunch programs in our school districts and they need to get out. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins In The Home”, Daniel Weintraub argues that parents, not fast food companies, are at fault for kids who are overweight/have unhealthy eating habits. Weintraub supports his argument by using and explaining research focused on “... the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising of junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the schools.” The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents/guardians need to take responsibility so their children stop blaming others for the issues that are going on in their homes. Weintraub’s articles is