For all the cuts that have been made to school foods, six percent has not been a big decrease. School lunches don’t provide any nutritional value for the kids. The purpose for a school lunch is to provide kids with a dependable lunch that has good proportional amounts and nutrition value. The obesity rates need to drop higher and faster in the next ten years if they want to make cuts out of our meals and the meals need to be proportioned to size. The government may have cut down on the obesity mass around the world, but some people go home hungry because they only get provided the school lunches.
In this essay, the author David H Freeman claims a new and practical solution to fight against obesity. He states that advocating wholesome foods is unrealistic, and if people convert their direction to making junk food healthier, the problem could be fixed. To be honest, canceling junk food is impossible since there are so many junk food lovers. In other words, their eating habits are hard to change, also whole foods are expensive and inconvenient. Why not make the junk foods healthier so that people are going to lose their weight as well as enjoy their snakes?
In the Washington times article by Samantha Gross, Joy Dubost, a nutritionist who works for the National Restaurant Association, explains what problems that limiting soda can cause. ‘“It’s not reasonable to blame or cite one product,”’ she said, adding that the proposal, “produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity”’ (Gross, p.g 2). In other words, banning the amount of soda that can be sold won’t solve many health problems as, obesity doesn’t originate from one source. The ban also implies that people won’t have to worry about obesity and other health crisis because they will presume that everything has been cured due to this one mandate. Not only does this mean that the ban doesn’t solve anything but it also makes sure people will stray away from issues that need to be addressed and therefore, limiting the amount of soda a person can purchase is a unproductive concept.
Another argument that potentially made against the “Buy Nothing Day” is that what is going to stop people from buying in excess on the days leading up to or after the day itself to get what they think they need. Tough there is nothing that can be done really to keep people from stocking up before the “Buy Nothing Day” the idea to be conscious of what you buy will be in the minds of people as they approach the designated day. By the advertizing for the “Buy Nothing Day” weeks and months before will start people on the path to reducing their own consumption and not feel the need to indulge on their addiction prior to the
He also states that the government should allow the citizens to access their health care funds account to support his conclusion, that, people will be more responsible for their health if someone else isn 't paying for their health problems. However, Balko fails to to provide evidence for to support his claim. Even though the problem of obesity is important, the Shorthorn should not publish "What You Eat Is Your Business" because it poorly argued and not interesting. Radley Balko’s central claim is that the government should not interfere in public health and diet. According to him people have no incentive to maintain their health when public money funds health care.
But the opposite may be the case when you spend your days at work standing up. According to the BBC News article, Calorie burner: How much better is standing up than sitting?, you burn as much as 50 calories/hour by simply standing. While the figure may not seem much, it does add up. In fact, if you stand up for 3 hours a day for the next 5 days, you’ll probably burn around 750 calories a week. Multiply that over the course of a year and you’ll end up shedding a sizeable 30,000 calories—a number that’s equivalent to running several marathons annually.
You save dozens of lives in your career and make $187,200 per year. If you compare your “average salary” to a Benchwarmer for the NBA salary ($845,000) it’s about 4 times as your salary. Therefore, a second doesn’t go by thinking about how much athletes are getting paid. People have their own thoughts on athletes getting overpaid. In fact, people still believe that athletes should get paid millions of dollars while other people think they shouldn’t.
This is not accurate because it is not one product that is causing these health problems such as diabetes and obesity. Getting rid of just soda will not take away health issues. The soda ban is a bad idea because it limits people's opinions. ¨Ban the Ban!¨ the opinion piece by SidneyAnne Stone quotes, ¨When you take away my option to order a soda a certain size, you have now removed my opinions.¨(Stone pg. 288).
America wants their citizen to eat less junk food due to the increase of obesity today, they want us to be healthy and active but the healthiest items cost the most. Bittman mentioned that money does not have an effect on what we eat. Many Americans work a 9-5 so they feel that they don’t have the time of day to cook for their family, they rather eat out and call it a day. In conclusion I do agree that junk food is cheaper than real food due to junk food being more convenient, junk food being more affordable, and not having to put in the time of day into
According to this study, fast food is not as unhealthy as I had believed. The study also states that a person’s health comes down to the choices that he makes. Everything must be done in moderation. Mr. Cisna did not consume Big Macs everyday; his students and he constructed