In my opinion, making the school's lunch menu healthier is a bad idea. One reason is that making the menu healthier is not serving a purpose. A second reason is kids can always bring their own lunch to school. A third reason is that making the lunch healthy is not going to make the child have a healthy lifestyle. Although, others may disagree and say that having a healthier lunch menu is a good idea. In one's opinion, they can say that making the school's lunch menu healthier is a good idea. They could say that this is a good idea because kids would be eating healthy at school and home. Some may think that this a good idea because it is a way that is helping lower the obesity rate in kids. Others may think that making the lunch menu healthier
The government has been taking more and more control over what we have been consuming. They have too many worries going on in America to try to judge us on how we eat. The government shouldn’t have any involvement in how we eat and what we need to do to limit obesity in America.
According to Pollan, the focus of society on the nutrients in food has not helped the obesity epidemic in the Western world. According to Pollan, “The industrial food supply was promptly reformulated
The public education system neglects to te4aech children about healthier food options like natural foods or vegetables (Oliver 2010). Children and adults do not know about healthier food options because of the public educations system’s lack of an exhaustive food education. As a result, many people do not eat healthier. Also, according to the USDA, variety of food in your diet leads to a healthier, happier life.
“Who decides what you eat, you, I think so but it turns out; no,” quips John Stossel (“Food Police”). WE may think that we decide what we eat, but in actuality the government is deciding what people can and cannot eat. ome food laws in the United States do not work, are inconsistent, and invade on individuality; the amount of regulation should be changed so Americans do not have their government deciding what they can and cannot eat.
I try to think of myself as a person that puts an emphasis on health and maintaining a good physical condition overall. I drag myself to the gym daily and try to eat as healthy as possible. The eating part being the hardest thing to accomplish. I have spent a fair amount of time reading on what to eat and not to eat. I have noticed that for every positive review on any supplement or food item there is a negative review as well, and sometimes I discover a power food item that everyone is drinking or using. Like the article, Unhappy Meals, by Michael Pollan mentioned the food we eat reflects our culture and what society has accepted as “healthy.”
In the article “Are Our School Lunches Healthy Enough”,by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Campaign to make school lunches healthier. One reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that some parents are paying for unhealthy school lunches that their kids are eating. Another reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that 1 in 3 kid are overweight or obese. The last reason, is that it is not good to make school lunches healthier because the government is ignoring parents and saying that parent can’t make the healthy choice for their children.
In her article “Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of eating,” Sociologist Mary Maxfield claims that food is neither moral nor immoral, therefore, everyone can eat whatever they desire. Maxfield feels that everyone should trust their body and allow their mind to decide on what our body needs intake. On a daily basis our body needs the proper nutrients to function. But too much or too little nutrients can cause many illnesses or other problems that can be harmful and damaging to our body. However, Maxfield ignores the fact that eating whatever we want we may suffer the consequences of negative side effects. Our bodies and minds are not perfect. Maxfield states “Culturally, however, we resist these scientific findings in favor of a perspective
A recent study found that children who regularly ateschool lunches were 29 percent more likely to beobese than their peers who brought lunch fromhome. Health science has advanced greatly since theinception of the National School Lunch Program in1946. When a 2008 Institute of Medicine committeecomprising 14 child-nutrition experts examined dataon the content of school lunches in the UnitedStates, its findings were stark. The updated standards aligned school meals withthe 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans byincreasing quantities of fruits, vegetables, andwhole grains; establishing calorie ranges; andlimiting trans fats and sodium. Children consume almost half of their total caloriesat school, and the National School Lunch Programprovides
In the reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan and The Simple Life In A Nutshell (Biologic Living) by Dr. J.H. Kellogg, they both dig deep into the past to try and explain to us the readers what we should and should not be putting into our bodies, how to make the most of these foods, creating a sound body and mind, although they have the same goals they have vastly different ways of achieving these goals . “The doctor in the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.” –Thomas Edison.
His delivered with such a persuasion that caused me to understand, in a deeper sense, the devastation and deaths that caused by not having a healthy food diet. Jamie delivered his presentation with power and conviction as he acknowledges that he was not an American citizen; but he loved this nation and like the audience, he had children that should know the facts about food choices and how it affects longevity. He had statistic that identified the ranking of diseases that cause health problems and death due to unhealthy eating. Also, he displayed individuals who were obsessed and showed the type food they ate and also were feeding their family. Jamie persuaded and shared his vision by giving real time example of processes that can be used to obtain funds for education students in the school system; he stated that an additional $6000 is all that is required to support school programs to teach students healthy eating habits. Jamie showed non video a family that was obsessed and coached the Mother concerning better food choices for her children as she was the culprit of their bad eating habits. This example assisted in connecting with the audience on how bad food choices contribute to obesity and an early grave. The audience continually reacted positive to his approach and at times
Nutrition is one of the essential processes directly influencing the overall health and growth of an individual. This requires a person to be fully aware on the types and quantity of food he or she needs to intake on a regular basis. However, the nutrition education of most people are adversely affected, as poverty continues to be one of the central problems encompassing the whole world, especially the third world countries.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014). Nutritional deficiencies result in impaired physical and mental development of humans, loss of productivity, susceptibility to various diseases among others (Lim et al, 2012). They are caused not only by low quantities of food consumed but also by poor dietary diversity; as dietary diversity is a good indicator of broader nutritional status. More diverse diets are associated with lower rates of nutritional problems in many parts of the world (Popkin and Slining, 2013). As a result, to improve nutrition and health, it is important to increase dietary diversity.
In recent years the topic of dieting has been extremely controversial. It is clear that diets do cause people to lose weight, but what are the effects after the diet is over? The daily argument over this topic is if dieting helps or if it is actually more damaging to those who engage in them. Despite the fact that diets help those overweight lose weight; dieting harms the body and causes weight gain in the long run. This is because dieting alters the body not knowing when to feel full leading to overeating as well as causing biological and physical damage.