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.
An organization called Project Bread posted an article stating, ¨School meals not only have the potential to affect a student’s lifelong eating habits, but also to have an immediate impact on their health, day-to-day.¨. This means that if we put a stop to serving junk food we could have not only a great impact on children for their school life but also have an impact on their eating habits for their future, thus giving them a longer, healthier, happier life. Some people will argue, like a scholastic article that states that keeping junk food from students will teach them how to make healthier choices, but it just isn't working. ¨As another health article that talks about why schools are dropping certain health programs, it states ¨3% were considering abandoning the program…why? Kids aren’t buying the better-for-them options in the cafeteria, and that’s leading to a drop in revenue for some schools.¨ So the better choice would be to cut junk food out since keeping it obviously isn´t teaching them anything.
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.
I. Purpose At the end of the my presentation, the audience will be able to explain how junk food in schools are affecting student lives and what should we all do to cut off those junk foods. II. Introduction A. 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?
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. Education is a major influence to how a child develops in the future. Schools need to promote healthy eating starting in kindergarten because that is the start of the developmental progress. In a video called, What The Health, directed by Kip Andersen, he says that Americans are consuming too much dairy and meat. The health education people receive is minimal and they do not learn these facts.
It also creates a tradition and children get used to regularly eat meals. According to the Pediatric Center of Round Rock, timing is the third most important component of good nutrition (“Importance of Scheduling”, n.d.). If parents let their children skip meals they will become adults who will likely end up overeating. Also, if parents let children eat plenty of snacks before meals, children may not be hungry for their scheduled meal. In order to create a healthy routine, parents need to have consistent times for family meals every
In her chapter “Starting Early” in the book Food Politics, Marion Nestle, a nutritionist, and professor of food studies, insists that children are introduced to junk foods early in life due to obsessive commercials advertisements, trying to persuade them mainly. Dr. Nestle started writing her chapter on how concerned she is because there are more obese children than ever (175). Statistically, the author explained that there are more non-Caucasian kids that are obese than white children (Nestle 175). She says that the main reason children become obese is because they eat foods that are not nutritious for them because the society tells do so after watching advertisements on TV. 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).
In your own opinion, do you think children in middle school are able to make the “right choices” with regard to foods? In other words, do you think children can discipline themselves to make healthy food choices and eat correct portions, while at school when they are served things like fries, mashed potatoes, soda, cookies, etc.... In my opinion, middle school children are old enough to know what food choices are better (milk instead of soda and fruits instead of chips), however, they are still young and I don’t think they can make these decisions on their own. I don’t think you can expect a child to control their urges as much as you would an adult. Children in middle school also feel a lot of peer pressure; therefore if their friends are eating junk food and fast food, they’re going to want to eat it as well.
Many researchers agree that breakfast is the most important meal. Adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best and kids need it even more to grow and develop. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refuelling often, from food. Breakfast is also important, both for brain development and weight control in children. There are studies that show kids who skip breakfast are tardy and absent from school more often than children who eat breakfast on a regular basis.
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